Metropolitan South West Hockey Association is committed to treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness. These values, along with the basic right of all members to participate in an environment that is enjoyable, safe and healthy has resulted in Metropolitan South West Hockey Association in partnership Hockey NSW/Hockey Australia developing specific objectives to create a safer and more tolerant sporting environment.

For more information please look through the links below;

National Principles - National Principles for Child Safe Organisation

Play By The Rules – Child protection strategies, online training and support templates and resources for Clubs

Office of the Children's Guardian – Child Safe Sports information, resources and courses

eSafety Commissioner - Helping Australians to have a safer, more positive experiences online


Working With Children's Check

The Working with Children Check is only one small component of ensuring children are safe in your environment. The Office of the Children's Guardian has information and resources to assist you with the Working With Children Check.

If you need to apply or renew your working with children's check number - Click Here

If you are part of a club/association that needs to verify a persons working with children check number - Click Here

For the Office of the Children's Guardian Sport Club Information brochure - Click Here


SAFE Policies, Resources and Guidelines

Safe Hockey Framework

Framework Overview

Safe Hockey Statement of Commitment

Safe Hockey Code of Behaviour

Safe Hockey Policy

Safe Hockey Governance Procedures

1.1 Safe Leadership

1.2 Safe People

1.3 Safe Responses

Safe Hockey General Procedures

2.1 Safe Behaviours

2.2 Safe Communication

2.3 Safe Environments

2.4 Safe and Healthy

2.5 Safe and Inclusive

2.6 Safe Responses

2.7 Safe Information

Other Resources

Child Safe Poster

Child Abuse Incident Report Form

What You Say Matters! (Communication resource for coaches)

National Redress Scheme Information for Clubs

Other Policies

Extreme Weather Guidelines

Junior Hockey Policy


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