South Australian Endurance Riders Association
Member Protection Policy
The South Australian Endurance Riders Association (SAERA) is committed to providing an environment that is safe for all participants.
This policy conveys a message about minimising the risk of exposure to all members responsible for managing and participating in activities/events involving vulnerable persons, especially those under 18 years of age. This also applies to all members, but in particular to children and other vulnerable persons.
SAERA will not tolerate a criminal act of child sexual mistreatment, which occurs when a child (defined as a person under the age of 18 years) has been exposed or subjected to sexual behaviours or acts which are exploitive and/or inappropriate to his or her developmental level. Such behaviour involves a wide range of sexual activities which exploit children and includes forcing, tricking, bribing, threatening or pressuring a child into sexual activity.
The abuse of children and other vulnerable persons, by other members or external sources, is not acceptable and SAERA encourages all incidents of such abuse as described above to be reported immediately to the appropriate authorities.
This policy applies to:
The safeguards below apply to those members or non members who undertake the delivery of activities or provide supervision of children/young people and other vulnerable persons.
SAERA requires that persons must adopt the following risk minimisation measures to protect themselves from any misconceptions about their behaviour while engaged in their designated roles.
1. Do not engage, or allow others to engage, in any of the following:
2. be inclusive of others when carrying out any activities
3. invite other members or adults when transporting children/young people
Rights of the State Management Committee
4. encourage male and female adults or parents to accompany children/young people when undertaking activities away from home and especially overnight
Rights of Members, Volunteers, Officials, Parents, Young people
All those listed above have the right to:
take appropriate action if there is a breach of the Code of Conduct or organisations policy
Role of the State Management Committee
The state management committee is responsible for:
The role of members, volunteers, officials, spectators, parents and external persons
Members, volunteers, officials, spectators, parents, external persons are responsible for:
The role of children/young people:
Children/ young people are responsible for:
Review every 2 years
Endorsed:- date Draft March 2007