Gymnastics Australia (GA) is the national governing body for gymnastics in Australia. GA has over 800,000 Australians who engage in gymnastics, 600 affiliated gyms or clubs, and 226,115 registered athletes (77% women and 23% male), 92% of GA athletes are under 12 years of age. There are 3,074 judges and 7,630 coaches.
Following the findings of systemic risk factors for child abuse and neglect, misconduct, bullying, abuse, sexual harassment and assault towards athletes in the Royal Commission and in line with the Australian Human Rights Commissions Independent Review, it became obvious that GA needed to prioitise athlete safety and wellbeing.
GA recognised their obligation to ensure that it’s clubs were safe for everyone and to achieve this, they needed a national accreditation monitoring system that was robust, continuously monitored and easy to use. Oho was that solution for them.
GA and Oho have worked together to create a Case Study to share findings with the greater community in an effort to encourage other organisations to implement Oho as part of their child safety standards and compliance.