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Definition of Safe Sport

Safe Sport is defined as “an athletic environment that is respectful, equitable, and free from all forms of harassment and abuse” (International Olympic Council’s Consensus Statement, 2016). 

Harassment and abuse can be expressed in five forms, occurring in combination or in isolation. It is based on any grounds, including race, religion, colour, creed, ethnic origin, physical, attributes, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, and athletic ability. 

It can happen in person or online. Harassment may be deliberate, unsolicited, or coercive. It is often resulted from abuse of authority or power by an individual against another. 

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If you wish to report an incident related to Safe Sport, you may:

  1. Approach your National Sport Association’s appointed Safeguarding Officer
  2. Email
  3. Call 999 only for emergencies that require immediate Police assistance. Otherwise, you may lodge a report at any Police station or Police E-Service page.

If you need help or feel unsure about an encounter, you may reach out to:

  1. Sexual Assault Care Centre Helpline: 6779 0282 |
    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday | 10am to 10pm
  2. Women’s Helpline: 1800 777 5555 |
    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday | 10am to 6pm
  3. Other Useful Resources for Reporting here




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