CHILD & DATA PROTECTION

“THE GISST CONFERENCE RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING CHILD WELFARE AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO. THIS IS WHY WE ASK ALL MEMBER SCHOOLS TO SUBMIT A CHILD PROTECTION POLICY SO THAT ALL SCHOOLS CAN UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS AND MEASURES WE ARE TAKING TO ENSURE CHILD SAFETY DURING TOURNAMENTS AND FIXTURES.

AS IS STANDARD PRACTICE FOR ALL SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS MUST REPORT ANY SUSPECTED INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT DIRECTLY TO THE RESPECTIVE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT THE NEAREST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY. USING THE GUIDANCE SET OUT IN THE POLICY FROM THE RESPECTIVE SCHOOL, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEMBER SCHOOL TO SHOW DUE DILIGENCE TO FOLLOW THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES AND PROCEEDURE OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL POLICY ABOVE. CONFIDENTIALLY, DESCRETION AND PROTECTION OF THE CHILD SHOULD BE KEPT AT THE CENTRE OF ANY PROCESS. 

 

CASES MAY ALSO BE REPORTED TO THE RESPECTIVE CHILD PROTECTION AGENCY, LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND EMPLOYER IF DEEMED NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF A CHILD/CHILDREN.

 

IF IT IS UNCLEAR AS TO THE CORRECT PATH TO PROCEED, A REPORTING PERSON MAY CONTACT THE GISST COORDINATOR ANONYMOUSLY TO DECIDE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION.

GISST CHILD PROTECTION STATEMENT

"GISST SCHOOLS ARE COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT ONLY ESSENTIAL DATA IS SHARED BETWEEN THE PERTAINING MEMBER SCHOOLS. ONCE SHARED, THE GISST DATA PROTECTION POLICY DETERMINES THE USAGE, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF SUCH INFORMATION. ALL SCHOOLS HAVE COMMITTED AND PLEDGED TO THIS DATA PROTECTION POLICY WHICH WAS CENTRED AROUND THE 2018 EU DATA PROTECTION REGULATION RULING (GDPR). A COPY OF WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE RESPECTIVE GISST ATHLETIC DIRECTORS BY REQUEST."

GISST DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT