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Member Protection Information Officer Courses
Date of Event : Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:00AM

A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint in sport. They can also inform and advise sport administrators and complaint handlers in Member Protection Policy for specific sports. MPIOs are impartial and don’t mediate or investigate complaints. They may reside in a club, state association or national sports organisation and can also freelance.

 

To ensure sporting clubs implement best practice around member protection and safeguarding children many governing bodies of sport, plus the Office of Sport, are increasing the availability of MPIO face-to-face training. This will help ensure best practice is in place at those clubs who complete the training and establish MPIOs supported by the related policies.

 

Ensuring there are consistent complaint handling processes across sport which also demonstrate best practice are critical to maintaining safe and friendly environments in sporting clubs. The Royal Commission has further bought into focus the reason for ensuring clubs utilise best practice in this regard and MPIOs are an important part of ensuring clubs are safeguarding all members, especially children.

 

Still not sure about the role?

 

Here is a three minute and 17-second video from Play by the Rules YouTube channel outlining the MPIO role. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W59DZgUKzK0

You can explore more Play by the Rules videos here https://www.youtube.com/user/playbytherulessport/videos?disable_polymer=1

 

MPIO Face-to-Face Workshop – Newcastle West - NEW

Date:               Monday March 12, 2018

Time:               6.00pm – 9.00pm

Location:         Newcastle No 2. Sportsground, Smith Street, Newcastle West, 2300

Bookings via:  https://sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/event/member-protection-information-officer-44

Cost:                $25


MPIO Face-to-Face Workshop – Newcastle West - NEW

Date:               Tuesday March 20, 2018

Time:               6.00pm – 9.00pm

Location:         Newcastle No 2. Sportsground, Smith Street, Newcastle West, 2300

Bookings via: https://sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/event/member-protection-information-officer-45

Cost:                $25


Last updated: Thursday February 22, 2018 9:08AM
Author: Francis Walsh