IGA SAFE SPORT FRAMEWORK
IGA’s Safe Sport Framework, built upon the structures of Policy, Education, and Advocacy, represents a holistic and comprehensive approach to promoting safety, inclusivity, and respect within the gymnastics community. Let’s delve into each pillar:
Expected Behaviour: Policies establish clear expectations for behaviour, ensuring that all individuals associated with IGA understand the standards of conduct and safety that are expected.
Guiding Decision-Making: Policies serve as guidelines for decision-making, helping administrators, coaches, officials, and participants make informed choices that prioritise the well-being of all involved.
Accountability: Policies promote accountability by providing a framework for addressing misconduct, abuse, and inappropriate behaviour. They outline consequences for those who violate the established standards.
Knowledge Enhancement: Education initiatives aim to enhance knowledge about Safe Sport practices, including recognising signs of abuse and understanding how to report concerns.
Reasoning and Judgment: Education fosters critical thinking and judgment, empowering individuals to make ethical and responsible decisions in the gymnastics community.
Positive Interactions: Education activities promote positive interactions and practices, ensuring that everyone involved in gymnastics interacts in ways that are respectful, inclusive, and supportive.
Awareness Creation: Advocacy initiatives create awareness about IGA’s Safe Sport vision and principles, ensuring that the community understands the importance of safety and inclusivity.
Inspiration: Advocacy inspires individuals to actively embrace and promote Safe Sport values, both within their local gymnastics communities and on a broader scale.
Promotion: Advocacy efforts actively promote IGA’s Safe Sport principles in all aspects of the sport, from local programs to national and international activities.
These structures collectively reinforce IGA’s commitment to creating a culture of safety and respect within gymnastics. By implementing policies, providing education, and advocating for Safe Sport, IGA is taking a comprehensive and proactive approach to ensuring the well-being and rights of all participants.