Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

Rowing is a sport that values teamwork, cooperation & leadership and one that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

The Y Rowing Club is committed to ensuring that a diverse range of participants continues to enjoy our sport for years to come and to providing a safe, fair and inclusive environment in which to do so.

Rowing Australia Member Protection Policy

Y Rowing follows the Rowing Australia Member Protection Policy to reinforce this commitment and the club promotes respectful and positive behaviour and values. The policy provides a code of conduct forming the basis of appropriate and ethical behaviour, by which everyone must abide.

MPIO ROLE

A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) is trained to be the club’s first point of contact for any person who has concerns, or who is considering making a complaint, about harassment, abuse or other serious matters. An MPIO is able to provide information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to address any issues and assist with understanding the complaints process within the club.

The MPIO will listen, provide moral support and act as a sounding board but does not investigate or get involved in the actual complaint process.  All matters will be dealt with confidentially and impartially, with the safety and welfare of club members paramount to the outcome.

If you believe you have experienced or observed an incident at the Y Rowing Club that breaches the framework of the Member Protection Policy, you can report this here.  You will be then contacted by one of the officers who will be able to assist you in understanding the resolution process.

Incident Report Form