This policy is designed to meet the following objectives:
» To ensure the safe and professional conduct of all Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association (BNJCA) cricket events
» To ensure that Codes of Conduct are adhered to
» To minimise incidents and harm to participants, property, spectators and general community
» To improve and preserve the reputation of BNJCA to people in the general community
BNJCA is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in the game of cricket. Our volunteer coaches, managers, scorers and any others associated with the organization of junior cricket will treat children with respect and understanding at all times.
The Association will maintain an effective Risk Management Plan as a means of ensuring that it can provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all involved with the game of cricket at all levels under its control.
The implementation of this Risk Management Plan is the responsibility of the Management Committee of the BNJCA. The Plan will remain in effect with annual reviews undertaken to ensure its relevance.
While the Association organizes a summer competition for under 8 to under 16 teams on behalf of its affiliated clubs, it does not have a presence at games, and the grounds are the responsibility of clubs (all grounds are ‘aligned’ to the clubs). The games are overseen by the competing clubs and officials (volunteer parents) from the clubs are responsible for their conduct.
As the governing body for junior cricket in the Brisbane North region, the BNJCA will provide advice and assistance to affiliated clubs regarding the development and implementation of appropriate policies for child protection, and the development of Risk Management Plans to ensure that children can play and enjoy cricket safely and free from harm.
BNJCA applies the following procedures for protecting children in its care when organising and conducting representative cricket teams.
» All volunteers (coaches, managers and scorers) of the BNJCA involved with junior representative teams (ie, under 12 to under 15) must hold a Suitability Card before they take any role, unless exempt under the Commission for Children and Young People Guardian Act 2000. (A parent involved with a team who has a child in that team is exempt).
» The BNJCA will maintain a register of all suitability card holders in a secure place.
» All volunteers of the BNJCA involved with the management and development of young cricketers must follow the code of conduct appropriate to the position held (e.g., coach).
» All volunteers of the BNJCA are made aware of the appropriate policies and position descriptions provided by the BNJCA.
» All volunteers of the BNJCA must ensure that the following areas are handled in an appropriate manner:
» Collect and register players’ medical and indemnity details according to the Privacy Act 1998.
» use of language, physical contact, relationships
» bullying, and
» general behavior
» Where volunteers are given responsibility for BNJCA representative teams, wherever possible, there will be more than one person with each group of children.
» If there are girls and boys in the same team/group, every effort will be made to ensure that a female supervisor is available.
» BNJCA will advise volunteer team officials to insist that all children are picked up by their parents or guardians.
» Volunteer team officials will be advised to never leave a child alone.
» In training situations, ensure that after dark there is adequate lighting.
» Ensure that toilets and change room facilities are safe.
» Do not take a child into a vehicle unless you have express permission from the child’s parent or guardian. This permission should be on file for reference.
» When training or playing competitively, undertake all precautions to ensure the safety of the child.
» Should any abnormal occurrence be observed, an incident report must be completed and provided to the BNJCA President (or his representative), within twenty-four hours of the incident occurring.
» BNJCA should satisfy itself that affiliated clubs are aware of their responsibilities under the Commission for Children and Young People Guardian Act 2000.
Coaches, Administrators and Players registered with junior cricket clubs in Queensland are automatically covered by Cricket Australia’s national insurance scheme. This National Scheme is administered by a Melbourne based broker, JLT Sport, and all enquiries and claims should be directed to them.
The contact details for the broker are:
» JLT Sport
1300 136 132
www.jltsport.com.au (claims page)
» Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Associations Liability Claims
It is essential that you notify JLT Sport immediately of any potential claim. It is also extremely important not to admit liability or discuss the matter with the third party person. JLT Sport will then guide you as to the next step in the process
» Personal Accident Capital Benefit Claims
If there appears to be a potential for a capital benefit claim for permanent or partial impairment please notify JLT Sport immediately. Claims personnel will advise you on what you will need to do next.
» Non-Medicare Medical Claims
Firstly report the claim to JLT Sport. This can be done one of three ways:
» By downloading the claim form from the www.bnjca.org.au link and forwarding the completed form and medical accounts to: JLT Claims Management Services
PO Box 7170
South Australia 5000
» By phoning the JLT Sport Claims team on 1800 640 009.
This is a toll-free number anywhere in Australia. Claims staff will help you with your claim and send a claim form to you for completion. You will be required to complete the form and return with any medical accounts for reimbursement.
» By completing a claim form.
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