BHA Policy & Strategy Documents
This page contains links to BHA Policy Documents. A number of these are currently in a development phase. When they have been endorsed by the BHA Board of Mamagement links to them will be added to this page. BHA Policy Documents will continue to be developed and reviewed.
Child & Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS)
“The Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (the Act) and the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Regulation 2011 require regulated organisations to develop and implement a child and youth risk management strategy which aims to keep children and young people safe.” Queensland Government.
Our policy has been reviewed in accordance with the legislation and the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019.
The BHA Child & Youth Risk Management Strategy document was endorsed by the BHA Board of Management on 9 February 2022, and released on 9 March 2022.
- Use this link to view/download this PDF document.
Child Drop Off and Collection Policy (BHA Inc)
The BHA Child Drop Off and Collection Policy document was endorsed by the BHA Board of Management on 9 February 2022, and released on 9 March 2022.
- Use this link to view/download this PDF document.
Member Protection Policy (MPP)
(BHA adopts Hockey Australia’s Member Protection Policy)
Along with the State Association (HQ) and other Associations, BHA Inc has adopted Hockey Australia's Member Protection Policy. This policy has been in place since 2004 and is regularly updated by HA.
The policy document is available for perusal under 'Policy' =>> 'Fair' within the HA Website. While the online location of the document may be moved by HA from time to time within its Website, in 2021 it is to be found here: HA Member Protection Policy (250KB PDF).
The Policy is intended to cover all players, officials, parents, spectators, etc, that are participating in all affiliated Associations, Clubs and Sub-committees. The document includes a "Code of Conduct" for each level of participation. A separate "Code of Conduct" only document is also available by using the link below.
Code of Conduct (or Behaviour)
When registering as a Junior or Senior player, as an Association or Club official, or registering for any other role, a player or their representative (parent, guardian, etc) is required to agree to the HA Code of Conduct (or behaviour). The online statement reads:
"I/we agree to abide by Hockey Australia, Hockey Qld and BWHA/BHA Code of Conduct and Policies & Procedures".
An application for registration will not proceed without a "Yes" answer to this statement/question.
- At the time of publishing this page the relevant Code of Conduct can be viewed/downloaded from the HA Website here.
(BHA adopts Hockey Australia’s Concussion Policy)
Along with the State Association (HQ) and Regional Associations, BHA Inc has adopted Hockey Australia's Concussion Policy.
The adoption of this policy document was confirmed by the BHA Board of Management 20 April 2022. The HA document replaces the any and all previous BHA Concussion Policies. Currently the HA Concussion Policy document can be found on the HA Website under Policy =>> Integrity =>> Other Policies.
All Club Officials, Team Officials, Umpires and Technical Officials should view/download this policy and to read it with a view to undertanding the criteria, requirements and processes involved with concussion injuries.
A HA Concussion Report Form must be completed and submitted to BHA for all concussion injuries. BHA will then have it signed and undertake to forward it on to HA with a copy to HQ. A copy of the form can be downloaded from the BHA Website here or you can check for a later version under Policy on the HA Website. When filling in the form, Technical Officers and Club Officials should consult with the First Aid personnel wherever possible in order to obtain accurate details.
There are a number of other concussion policy related documents also available here .
Policy Document Templates
In order to assist Clubs affiliated with BHA to produce their own versions of some of the documents described above, the following links are provided. Generally the links are to an existing Club based document that can be downloaded by a Club and modified to reflect their own circumstances and requirements. The first steps are to download a copy of the "template" document, search and replace the existing Club's name throughout (e.g. Labrador), then work their way through each section and paragraph to check and add/remove/modify any wording that is specific to their Club. Once the document is ready it will require endorsement by the Club's Management and/or Members. The following links are to documents that can be used as "templates":
Child & Youth Risk Management Strategy document
Insert Club names where blue – note some links are also blue though. Yellow highlighted areas need attention by the your Club as they are currently Labrador specific. There may be some mistakes in this sized document so you will need to check carefully! Any clauses that you want to modify, you should check the example information toolkit on Blue Card website.
- Child Drop Off and Collection Policy document - format: "
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Use either format. Insert Club name and modify wording where bright blue. Can scrap front cover if desired.
Once you have your document ready it is best circulated in the PDF format.