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All Kalgoorlie Karate Academy staff and volunteers are responsible for promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by:• Adhering to our Child Safe Policy, this Code of Conduct and all other policies as detailed in the Kalgoorlie Karate Academy staff information booklet• Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from abuse• Treating everyone with respect, including listening to and valuing their ideas and opinions• Welcoming all children and their families and carers; by being inclusive• Respecting cultural, religious and political differences and acting in a culturally sensitive way, particularly when interacting with children who are Aboriginal or otherwise culturally or linguistically diverse and those with a disability• Modelling appropriate adult behaviour• Listening to children and responding to them appropriately• Reporting and acting on any breaches of this Code of Conduct, complaints or concerns appropriately treating them seriously, with respect and in a timely manner.• Complying with our guidelines on physical contact with children• Working with children in an open and transparent way – other adults should always know about the work you are doing with children• Respecting the privacy of children and their families, and only disclosing information to people who have a need to know. Pregnant Athlete Policy The aim of this policy is to reduce the risk of injury to the pregnant student whilst at training or any event held by Kalgoorlie Karate Academy.The main risks to the pregnant student are:• direct trauma to the abdomen;• joint back injury due to increased ligament laxity;• overheating; and• dehydration.This policy encompasses:• support and guidance to the pregnant student; and• direction for Kalgoorlie Karate Academy Instructors in assisting the pregnant student.Instructors, officials, and students associated with the Kalgoorlie Karate Academy, are responsible for understanding, implementing and following this policy. The pregnant student must:• obtain expert medical advice, and obtain a clear understanding of the risks, particularly in regard with your involvement in martial arts; Before making the decision about whether to continue to participate;• obtain medical certificate from your doctor stating that “you are able to continue in the sport”;• advise your Instructors of your pregnancy;• regularly review the training program with your medical adviser; and• consider your insurance cover to ensure that it is adequate and relevant;Should the pregnant student decide to continue in the sport she must at all time:• use common sense and not take unnecessary risks;• take into account her changes in physical condition;• not increase the intensity of training; always work at less than 75 per cent of her maximum heart rate; and watch for warning signs, such as bleeding or abdominal pain, and see a doctor immediately if these occur. The Instructor must:• support the pregnant athlete who has decided to continue;• sight the medical certificate from her doctor stating “that she is able to continue in sport”; advise all other assisting Instructors for that session;• Modify the program where necessary to: avoid unnecessary risks; take into account the changes in her physical condition; have her work at less than 75 per cent of maximum heart rate; and allow more frequent drinks during class.Should the Instructor become concerned about the student’s well-being, the Instructor must raise this concern with the student with the view as to whether participation continues. The Instructor must avoid giving advice where not qualified to give. Blood, Fluids & Infectious Diseases Policies The aim of this policy is to decrease the exposure risk to blood-borne and body fluid pathogens (1) whilst at training/competing/grading at events organised by Kalgoorlie Karate Academy. Instructors, officials, and athletes associated with the Kalgoorlie Karate Academy, are responsible for understanding and implementing and follow this policy.The following guidelines must be implemented at the dojo/competition/grading area:• When the instructor is advised or witnesses a student with a bleed, the instructor will direct that student to leave the dojo mat immediately, if not already done, to seek medical attention.• The student’s injury/wound must be treated (no further bleeding) with the affected area completely and securely covered and only return to the mat on advice from the treating qualified instructor.• The treating qualified instructor must record the first aid treatment given in a record book or complete an incident form.• If there is any blood on the Gi, or protective equipment the competitor must change the blooded item immediately. (It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure they have a replacement Gi and protective equipment.) Under no circumstances should an athlete be allowed on the mat with wet or dry blood stains on their Gi or any protective equipment.• Blood or body fluids spilt on the mat or immediate surrounding area must be treated with a bleach and detergent solution (2) as outlined in procedures given as detailed in (a) below, Attending to Blood or Body Fluids on Mat or Immediate Area.• A ‘Blood Kit’ is provided at each dojo reception/first aid area. Blood kits should also be available at any external event run by Kalgoorlie Karate Academy. The Blood Kit should be used only for the purpose of dealing with spilt blood and or body fluid on the mat and or immediate surrounding area.