Member Protection and Integrity

The National Community Football Policy Handbook includes various sections relating to member protection and integrity:

Part C – Member Protection and Integrity

Part C includes the following sections:

  • Member protection
  • Vilification and discrimination
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Social Media
  • Gambling and match fixing
  • Respect and responsibility
  • Anti-doping

Note: Please click on the links within the contents of the Policy Handbook to go directly to any specific section.

What is the purpose of Part C?

Part C aims to promote ethical and informed decision-making and responsible behaviours within Australian Football and records the AFL’s commitment to upholding the rights of its participants to be treated with respect and dignity and to be safe and protected from all forms of discrimination and abuse within Australian Football. 

Part C sets out standards of behaviour that the AFL requires of all individuals associated with Australian Football. 

The general responsibilities and expectations of each Person and Controlling Body are clearly defined in Section 9 while vilification and discrimination, safeguarding children and young people, social media, gambling, respect and responsibility and anti-doping matters are also dealt with under Part C.

Other policies referenced within the National Community Football Policy Handbook that relate to member protection and integrity: