Athletics NT Inc with its affiliated clubs and regions is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all its members and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for participating in Athletics NT activities. The NT Governments Community Welfare Act 2005 and the Northern Territory of Australia Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 deals with this topic.
This Child Protection Policy conveys a message to all Athletics NT members and prospective members responsible for Athletics NT activities, particularly those involving members under 18 years of age, about minimising risk exposure of these members. All members, particularly age managers, coaches, officials, leaders, trainers and management personnel, have a responsibility to provide safeguards dedicated to the well being of other members. Athletics NT reserves the right to impose Police Checks on any of the above stated individual’s.
Athletics Northern Territory and Athletics Australia encourage all involved in athletics to familiarise themselves with and work to this policy. Adoption of this policy and principles will ensure all participants enjoy their involvement in their chosen sport.