Lacrosse has recently adopted the National Integrity Framework which came into effect on 11 of July 2022.
This is an important and great step forward for our sport to help us ensure lacrosse is a safe, fair environment for everyone who participates.
The National Integrity Framework is a suite of new integrity policies around issues like child safety, member protection, illicit drugs, competition manipulation and others. As of 11 of July 2022, all members of Lacrosse will be bound by the policies.
In addition to the new policies, we have also adopted a new independent complaint handling process, run by Sport Integrity Australia. This means that all members can raise any integrity concerns directly to Sport Integrity Australia, who will review each complaint, and make any disciplinary decisions.
The suite of policies within the Framework can be found on Lacrosse Australia’s website and includes:
- National Integrity Framework
- Member Protection Policy
- Child Safeguarding Policy
- Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
- Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy
What do you need to know?
All participants should familiarise themselves with the National Integrity Framework and in particular the Prohibited Conduct contained within each policy.
From 11 of July 2022, if you have a concern or a complaint about an integrity matter related to the above policies, you can submit your concern directly to Sport Integrity Australia using their webform or by phoning 13 000 27232.
For more information on the National Integrity Framework and what Sport Integrity Australia will manage, visit ‘what is the National Integrity Framework fact sheet/guide’.
For more information:
Sport Integrity Australia – https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au]