Child Protection Information 

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

Ipswich Rangers Rugby Union Club Inc actively promotes and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in Rugby Union in our care. Our coaches, administration staff and all volunteers will treat them with respect and understanding at all times. To ensure children and young people are kept safe from harm, the following actions will be taken.

ACTIONS TO FULFIL OUR COMMITMENT

Ipswich Rugby Union Club will take steps to help identify, remove or minimize all potential hazards within the Rangers Rugby Community.

We will implement policy that all members of Ipswich Rugby Union Club hold and update a Blue Card register for all volunteers and staff working with children and young people as part of the activities of the clubs.

Implement policy, such that all serious incidents that occur are reported to Ipswich Rugby Union Club as a priority for further review.

Provide training to staff and volunteers to build capabilities in raising awarenes.

Provide training to staff and volunteers in strategies to prevent to harm and promote safety.

Providing training to staff and volunteers in handling disclosure of harm.

Review annually, all Ipswich Rugby Union Club RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLANS.

Blue card register, incident report and follow up procedures.

KEEP OUR RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY “ALIVE” by review and renewal.

COMPLIANCE

The following members must comply with this policy:

  • Ipswich Rugby Union Club Staff
  • Ipswich Rugby Union Club Management Committee
  • Ipswich Rugby Union Club volunteer staff at event controlled by the Ipswich Rugby Union Club

RESOURCES

Application Forms This link will provide downloads of the appropriate application forms. Volunteers who do not have a Blue Card will need to download the Volunteer Blue Card Application Form while those volunteers who already have a Blue Card will have to download the Authorsiation to Confirm a Valid Blue Card. This will include Ipswich Rugby Union Club as a notifiable organisation for the volunteers Blue Card status.

Rangers Rugby Incident Report Form

Managing Risks to Protect Young People

Choose with Care – A handbook to build a safer organisation www.childwise.net

Queensland Government – www.qld.gov.au

Blue Card and Legislation – www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au

Department of Child Safety – www.childsafety.qld.gov.au

Queensland Health – www.health.gov.au