National Integrity Framework
The National Integrity Framework applies to all activities organised or authorised by Pony Club Australia or a Member Organisation and will be adopted in full by each Pony Club® Organisation.
Sports integrity means the manifestation of the ethics and values that promote community confidence in sport. Threats to the integrity of sport includes the:
(i) manipulation of sporting competitions;
(ii) improper use of drugs and medicine in sport;
(iii) abuse of children and other persons in a sporting environment; and
(iv) failure to protect Members and other persons in a sporting environment, from bullying, intimidation, discrimination, or harassment.
Pony Club Australia seeks to take a proactive approach to mitigate the integrity threats to Pony Club® in Australia and to provide a safe, fair, and trustworthy environment for all Participants at all levels of Pony Club®.
The National Integrity Framework is one of Pony Club Australia’s responses to the threats to the integrity of Pony Club® and sets out the broad expectations for the conduct of all Participants in Pony Club®, including procedures for managing, reporting, investigating and determining potential breaches of its Integrity Policies.
You can read more about the PCA National Integrity Framework here.
Potential breaches of the following policies should be reported to Sport Integrity Australia:
- Child Safeguarding Policy
- Member Protection Policy
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy
- Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy
Before reporting a potential breach to Sport Integrity Australia, it is important to read and understand these policies and define what breach has occurred.
Reports must be made here https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/making-integrity-complaint-or-report
These cases will be managed according to the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy
Other Integrity Policies
Many matters of concern to members and Pony Club organisations will fall outside the National Integrity Framework policies.
- a breach of another PCA Integrity policy occurs, or
- there is a breach of the PCA Code of Conduct, or
- there is a Personal Grievance, or
- a breach of the PCA Whistleblower Policy
These matters should generally be dealt with at the level at which the breach occurs, e.g. at the club level.
Pony Club Australia may refer matters to the National Sports Tribunal where appropriate.