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Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

Any issues involving child protection, harassment and abuse, discrimination, racial vilification, victimisation or bullying should be directed to our club’s Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs).  We have a female MPIO and a male MPIO.

MPIOs help with complaints – they don’t investigate complaints.  They are are trained to provide confidential, impartial and timely information and support and provide information about rights, responsibilities and options to help you decide how you would like to deal with a matter.

We understand that issues dealt with by the MPIOs are extremely sensitive and you have our assurance that they will be dealt with by the club in a confidential manner.

The MPIOs for Seaforth FC are Megan Pusterla and Ian Dunn.

If you need to contact Megan, please phone 0408 409 462 or email mpio-female@seaforthfc.com

If you need to contact Ian, please phone 0425 229 806 or email mpio-male@seaforthfc.com

POLICY AND PROCESSES

Seaforth FC is subject to and follows the FFA’s National Member Protection Framework which provides the policies and procedures that support Football Australia’s commitment to eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from Football.

When dealing with complaints, Seaforth FC follows the problem resolution processes promoted by Play by the Rules:

.. for informal complaint processes refer to Play By the Rules informal complaint processes

.. for formal complaint processes refer to Play By the Rules formal complaint processes

Play by the Rules is a collaboration between Sport Integrity Australia, Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

A Grievance with the Club

Should you wish to raise a formal grievance with the club, please send an email outlining your concerns to the Club President on president@seaforthfc.com or the Club Secretary on secretary@seaforthfc.com.

Club Disciplinary Sub-Committee

Seaforth FC has a Disciplinary Sub-Committee.  The permanent members of this group are the club president, the senior manager responsible for dealing with MWFA disciplinary matters and the senior manager responsible for compliance to club policies.

The group has the authority to sanction or deregister members.