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Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO)



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Member Protection Information Officers play an important role in sport.

What is a Member Protection Information Officer?

What is a Member Protection Information Officer?

They provide information and guidance on complaints procedures - they are the 'go to' person if you want to discuss problems at your club/association.



Overview of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework

Rugby league administrators, officials, members and volunteers often have a high level of interaction with Children and Young People. As such, they play a major part in providing a safe and positive environment for them to participate. Coaches, in particular, work closely with Children and Young People, and have important responsibilities for ensuring their safety and welfare.

The NRL have developed the Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework for those who participate in the game of rugby league.

 

If you have any issues you would like to report to the NRL please contact us.

 

Additional resources

National Office for Child Safety

Child safe check-ups/seminars (NSW Childrens Guardian)

Play by the Rules online child protection course

Pre-employment screening: Working with Children Checks and Police Checks

 

Finding Help and Support

If someone is in immediate danger of harm or if the matter is an emergency dial 000

Police non emergency 131 444

Child Protection Helpline 132 111

24-hour telephone assistance is available through:

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • 1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978


Sports Integrity Australia

A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint in sport.

 

For further information about the role of an MPIO please refer to Sports Integrity Australia and Play By The Rules. Additionally the National Office for Child Safety includes resources and information.

 

To contact your MPIO, refer to the following list of State-based representatives.



New South Wales

 

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STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES

nswrl.com.au/community/

playrugbyleague.com/safety/nsw

 

Sections 23 and 27 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)



Queensland

 

Darren Schooth

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES

qrl.com.au/clubhouse

playrugbyleague.com/safety/qld

 

Part 1AA, Section 13e of the Child Protection Act 1999 (QLD)



Australian Capital Territory

 

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STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES

crrl.com.au/administration

playrugbyleague.com/safety/act

Section 356 of the Children and Young People Act 2008 (ACT)



Northern Territory

 

Nathan McDonald

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES 

nrlnt.com.au

playrugbyleague.com/safety/nt

 

Sections 15, 16 and 26 of the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 (NT)



Western Australia

 

Caleb Reedy

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES 

nrlwa.com.au

playrugbyleague.com/safety/wa

 

Sections 124A and 124B of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 (WA)



South Australia

 

Kelly Rourke

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES

playrugbyleague.com/safety/sa

 

Sections 6, 10 and 11 of the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA)



Victoria

 

Scott McNaughton

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES 

nrlvic.com/

playrugbyleague.com/safety/vic

 

Sections 182(1)(a)-(e), 184 and 162(c)-(d) of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (VIC)



Tasmania

 

 

Scott McNaughton

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES 

nrlvic.com/

playrugbyleague.com/safety/tas

Sections 3, 4 and 14 of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 (TAS)



National Rugby League

 

Peter Reeves 

 

STATE BASED MEMBER PROTECTION POLICIES & GUIDELINES 

playrugbyleague.com/policies/

playrugbyleague.com/safety/nrl

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