Member Protection Policy
Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club support Hockey Australia’s Member Protection Policy, which has been adopted by Hockey Victoria.
The main objective of MPHC’s member protection policy is to maintain responsible behaviour and the making of informed decisions by members and other participants in the club.
The policy outlines our commitment to a person’s right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to be safe and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. It informs everyone involved in our club of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities and the standards of conduct expected. It also covers the care and protection of children participating in our club’s activities and it provides details on how to lodge a complaint.
MPHC joins with HV in its commitment to the health, safety, and general wellbeing of all its members.
Member Protection Information Officer
A Member Protection Information Officer is responsible for providing information about a person’s rights, responsibilities, and the options available for individuals to make a complaint or present a grievance.
MPIOs should remain objective and maintain impartiality: they do not mediate or investigate complaints.
MPHC Member Protection Officers are Heather Bishop, Kim Trezise and Nick Burrows. They can be contacted via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusion and Diversity Policy
MPHC endorses the Hockey Victoria Inclusion and Diversity policy.
Social inclusion is about ensuring that everyone can participate in club activities as a valued, respected and supported club member. It is also about acceptance and equal opportunity regardless of the gender identity, sexuality, age, disability, colour, religious or cultural background, or any other factors which may lead to people feeling excluded or isolated.
At MPHC we value and embrace diversity and consider a mix of human differences is essential to the growth and development of our club. We welcome the contribution that a wider range of skills, knowledge and diverse experiences will add to the club.
Child Safety Policy
Child Safe Standards apply to all sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria. These standards apply to all personnel in your organisation, including but not limited to, Boards, management teams, Committee members, Employees, Coaches, Officials, Managers, Volunteers and anyone involved in dealing with children in a sporting capacity.
Social Media Policy
Social media offers the opportunity for people to gather in online communities where they may share an interest and or create and consume content. As a member-based organisation HV recognises the benefits of social media but they also set clear guidelines regarding acceptable online behaviour and appropriate conduct. MPHC fully endorses these policy standards.