Member Protection Policy

Purpose of this policy

This Member Protection Policy aims to ensure that our core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained. It assists us in ensuring that every person involved in our sport is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from abuse. This policy also ensures that everyone involved in our sport is aware of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities.


This policy also reflects our support and implementation of the sport industry principles and values outlined in The Essence of Australian Sport – principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety. The policy provides the procedures that support our commitment to eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from our sport. As part of this commitment, National Rugby League and its Affiliated Organisations will take disciplinary action against any person or organisation bound by this policy if they breach it.


At the Bulldogs we are dedicated to providing a safe, healthy and professional environment for all members and providers participating in rugby league activities – including players, coaches, officials, volunteers and paid and unpaid administrators.

We are committed to providing for all participants, particularly children, an environment which is free from harassment and abuse, and promotes respectful and positive behaviour and values. The codes of conduct included in the Member Protection Policy form the basis of appropriate and ethical conduct that everyone must abide by.

The Club is committed to ensuring that everyone associated with our organisation complies with these policies and procedures.