MPP (Members Protection Program)

Maccabi Member Protection (MPP)

Maccabi’s Member Protection Policy has been created to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of those who participate in the activities of Maccabi Australia and its clubs in all Australian states.

Maccabi Australia aims to create a safe, fair and inclusive environment and to ensure that every member, its staff volunteers, officials, and coaches who participate in its activities is treated with respect and dignity and protected from unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying and other inappropriate behaviours.

THE MPP VISION
  • To establish and maintain a transparent member protection system that applies at all levels of the Maccabi organisation in Australia.
  • To establish policies and procedures that:
    • work to protect the rights and interests of all those persons who participate or are otherwise involved in Maccabi activities;
    • explain the rights and obligations that each participant has under relevant legislation; and
    • enable Maccabi to take disciplinary action against participants who do not act in accordance with its standards.
  • To provide capable and innovative leadership and arrangements that ensure that the above vision is successfully implemented and maintained in a transparent fashion and on an on-going basis in a manner that will, as far as possible, help to unite and protect Maccabi  and  its members.

 

Maccabi Australia is the peak body for all Maccabi organisations throughout Australia. It provides oversight and overriding policy direction for the entire organisation, including those for Junior Carnival and interstate challenges, as well as facilitating Maccabi international tours such as Maccabiah

The purpose of the Member Protection Policies is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of those who participate in the activities of Maccabi Australia and its clubs in all Australian states.

Maccabi Australia aims to create a safe, fair and inclusive environment and to ensure that every member, its staff volunteers, officials, and coaches who participate in its activities is treated with respect and dignity and protected from unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying and other inappropriate behaviours.

In the area of child safety, Maccabi, as a national organisation is working to the highest standards currently available, and is always updating and reviewing its commitments.

Any form of abuse, neglect, harassment, discrimination, vilification, indecency or violence against any adult or child by a person involved with Maccabi will be treated as a serious offence, and such conduct will not be tolerated.

Maccabi has clear processes in place to support grievances and complaints. Where possible, Maccabi seeks to resolve all grievances and complaints in a co-operative and productive manner.

Generally, incidents at club level should be reported or referred to the relevant club first.

Incidents at state or national level should be reported or referred to the State or National Maccabi Integrity Officer.

This document sets out details of our member protection policies and procedures. It includes not only details of the code of conduct that apply to all our members, but it also contains an explanation of our child safety and all ability/inclusion policies. These documents explain to all those involved with Maccabi at all levels (whether it be at National, State or club level) their rights and obligations under the MPP rules that we have developed. The key objective of all of these policies and procedures is to protect our members whenever they are involved in any Maccabi activity.

We require all our those in our organisation (whether they be players, officials, coaches, staff and volunteers) and all parents of our junior members to read and understand the enclosed pages and to become aware of their obligations to comply with our organisation’s MPP requirements.

The MPP Handbook sets out details of Maccabi’s Member Protection Policies (“MPP”), including the Maccabi Code of Conduct.

The purpose of the Handbook is to outline Maccabi’s vision of a culture that protects all its members, including its children and young and vulnerable people. The Handbook outlines our members’ respective rights and responsibilities when participating in any activities run by or associated with Maccabi.  It sets out expected standards of behaviour and explains grievance processes that members can follow if they believe that one of those standards has not been met.

Policies within this document are as follows:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety of Children & Vulnerable Persons
  • Grievance Resolution / Complaints Handling
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Social Media
  • Alcohol, Drug & Anti Doping
  • Gender Diversity
  • Member Protection Handbook & Toolkit

For further information on any of the matters set out in this Handbook please contact your local Maccabi Office:

CONTACT DETAILS:

Maccabi Australia | 03 9563 5865 | officempp.mai@maccabi.com.au

Maccabi Victoria | 03 9563 5885 | Executiveassistant.vic@maccabi.com.au

Maccabi NSW | 02 9331 0573 | gm.NSW@maccabi.com.au

Maccabi WA | 08 9375 8785 | admin.wa@maccabi.com.au

Maccabi QLD | queensland@maccabi.com.au