Tennis Auckland works closely with and has responsibility for all participants, many of whom are children (defined as under 18 years of age by Children’s Act 1989). Tennis Auckland detests the abuse of all people but especially of its members in general and children in particular. This abuse can be expressed as neglect, bullying by peers or adults, and verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Tennis Auckland and its affiliated clubs have a responsibility to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are established to safeguard all children and its members from any threat of or form of abuse while participating in any aspect of our sport. All children, able bodied or disabled have the right to protection.