Judo Western Australia (Inc.) - Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)
Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)
This information is adapted from the
website of the Australian Institute of Sport.
A member protection officer, formerly known as a harassment contact officer, is the first point of call in a club or sporting organisation for any enquiries, concerns or complaints about harassment and abuse. The officer provides confidential information and moral support to the person with the concern or who is alleging harassment. The officer is integral to the successful implementation of a sportís Member Protection Policy.
Member protection officers do not investigate or resolve conflicts or try to bring the complainant and the person complained about together. They help the complainant deal with any emotions they may have about what has happened and operate as a sounding board as the complainant decides what they want to do. The officer may accompany the complainant in anything they decide to do, if it seems appropriate and they are happy to do it. In summary, the member protection officer role involves:
The role of the member protection officer could vary slightly to the above depending on how the role is defined in a sportís policy.
To become an member protection officer, a person is nominated by their sport and completes an Australian Sports Commission approved two-day course where they are assessed as to their competency to undertake the role. Courses are conducted in every state and territory.
The Member Protection Information Officers for Judo in WA are:
To verify that these people are indeed qualified to fulfill this position, you can check the Member Protection Officer Database of the Australian Institute of Sport.
If you have a concern or complaint and are not sure who to contact go to the complaints and contacts flowchart of the Australian Institute of Sport.
To contact Judo WA's Member Protection
Information Officer you can send a confidential email to
click on the contact details of the MPIOs and contact them directly.
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