Code of Conduct
Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club support Hockey Australia’s Code of Conduct, which has been adopted by Hockey Victoria.
This Code of Conduct aims to ensure that everyone involved in hockey is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them and the mechanism for dealing with any conduct that is alleged to breach the Code of Conduct.
Member Protection Policy
Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club support Hockey Australia’s Member Protection Policy, which has been adopted by Hockey Victoria.
The objective of MPHC’s member protection policy is to maintain a code of responsible behaviour and informed decisions by members and other participants in the club.
The policy outlines our commitment to the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be safe and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. The policy informs all those involved in our club of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities and the expected standards of conduct. It also covers the care and protection of children participating in MPHC activities inclusive of details on how to lodge a complaint.
MPHC joins with HV in its commitment to the health, safety and general wellbeing of all members.
Member Protection Information Officer
A Member Protection Information Officer is responsible for providing information about rights, responsibilities and the options available for individuals to make a complaint or present a grievance.
MPIOs will remain objective and maintain impartiality: they do not mediate or investigate complaints.
MPHC Member Protection Officers can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There may come a time when a situation arises that causes a club member some concern. The committee is dedicated to providing a process that enables all concerns to be brought to an appropriate level of authority in the club and resolved quickly and amicably.
A grievance may take many different forms; For example it may seem to be minor in nature or more serious. It is unacceptable that any member of Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club feel concerned, aggrieved or generally unhappy with anything going on in the club.
All grievances are covered under this procedure here: MPHC Grievance Policy
Inclusion and Diversity Policy
MPHC endorses the Hockey Victoria Inclusion and Diversity policy.
Social inclusion ensures everyone can participate in Club activities as a valued, respected and supported Club member. It is also about acceptance and equal opportunity for all, regardless of gender identity, sexuality, age, disability, religious affinity, cultural background or any other factors which may lead to individuals or groups 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.
Occasionally all players will have illness or injuries that will interfere with their ability to train and/or play safely. Should a player be injured at a sanctioned club event, all care will be taken as outlined in the club’s medical forms and that player may be eligible to apply to issue a record of their injury for insurance. This policy also covers return to play procedure. Please view updated MPHC Injury Policy 2023 here and the MPHC Injury Report Form here.
Senior Selection Policy
The purpose of the Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club Player Selection Policy is to provide a framework and transparency for the selection of individuals in teams for the 2023 season in all senior competitions. Our endeavour is to ensure the goals and objectives of the club are achieved; however, selections are not to be based on a scenario of ‘win at all costs’.
Safe Hockey Policy
Hockey Australia and all State and Territory Member Associations and Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children and young people involved in our sport. The Safe Hockey Policies & Procedures are our rules, expectations and obligations around safeguarding children and young people. These rules sit within the National Integrity Framework, the umbrella policy that sets out Australian Hockey’s national integrity framework and requirements for ethical behaviour.
Safe Hockey Policies & Procedures apply to all hockey organisations that operate and provide hockey services to children throughout Australia. These standards apply to all personnel at MPHC, including but not limited to our Committee members, Employees, Coaches, Officials, Managers, Players, Volunteers and anyone involved in dealing with children in any social, Club or 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 expectations and policy standards.
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