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Member Protection

 Little Athletics NSW is committed to the belief
that all children have a right to feel safe
at all times.

Little Athletics NSW is firmly committed to a coordinated and comprehensive approach to promote the protection of children and adults. In accordance with the NSW Government principles for child protection and intervention, Little Athletics NSW aims to promote a safe environment for all children and adults and to recognise and notify suspected child abuse and neglect.


Download a copy of the LANSW Personal Protection & Intervention Policy.

Download a copy of the LANSW Sexual Harassment Policy.

Download a copy of the LANSW Anti-Bullying Guidelines.


All persons who do not have children participating in the Little Athletics activity at which they are volunteering; all coaches; all persons who may have unsupervised contact with children or young people; and anyone assisting in a ‘high risk’ role (e.g. overnight camp supervisor) MUST complete the LANSW Member Protection Declaration and return it to their centre or the LANSW (as applicable).


Working with Children Check 
A useful resource is the Office of the Children’s Guardian factsheet Administering the Working With Children Check - a guide for sports clubs. This factsheet provides a simple summary of the key requirements and responsibilities for sports. 

In order to ensure centres are heading towards compliance with the Working With Children Check legislation, throughout the coming season LANSW will be conducting random centre audits in a similar way that the Office of the Children’s Guardian will be doing in the future. Specific details on how this will work will be provided shortly.

For those centres who need further assistance, LANSW will also be conducting a couple more WWCC seminars over the coming months. Dates and venues will be confirmed soon.