Member Protection

Basketball NSW is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all its members and participants and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for participating in the sport of basketball throughout NSW.

Member Protection

BNSW Participants,

Basketball NSW is extremely committed to the ongoing safety of all of its members – in particular our junior members.

As a result, BNSW is asking for any inappropriate conduct including any physical, verbal, & emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct to be reported to the relevant government agency, or to Basketball NSW for further investigation and follow-up. Whilst BNSW fully understands that this may be a very sensitive topic, BNSW urges each parent and participant to consider taking these steps to ensure the ongoing safety of all children within our sport.

Any information that is supplied will be kept strictly confidential – the only exception to this will be if BNSW is obliged by law, as a mandatory reporter, to pass this information on to a relevant state authority including NSW Police, FACS, JIRT or the Office of the Children’s Guardian.

If any parents or children have relevant information regarding this type of alleged conduct please email the information and any supporting material to mpo@bnsw.com.au. Each report will be examined, and action will be taken where appropriate or necessary to protect our junior members. Please note that action may also be taken against any person who makes a deliberately misleading or vexatious complaint to Basketball NSW.

Regards

Maria Nordstrom

CEO, Basketball NSW

Basketball NSW also recommends and adopts the guidelines found in the “Play by the Rules”, “NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian” and the “Office of Sport & Recreation”; as found in the links below.

Important Updates

These by-laws along with the Basketball NSW Zero Tolerance & Sports Rage Policy, underpin the Codes of Conduct for our members & participants.