Blue Card Policy
The “Blue Card” legislation has been changed since Baseball Queensland first went out to the clubs. Originally BQ insisted that all volunteers should have Blue Cards, because at that stage the legislation was minimum requirements and applicants could be volunteers with children whilst awaiting a result from the processing.
Since the new legislation was brought into law in 2008, volunteer applicants are no longer permitted to have contact with children and must wait until the Blue Card is issued. However, paid employees are permitted to work with children whilst awaiting the card processing. To facilitate these changes in law, BQ will now permit parents of players on a team to; coach, manage, score and assist with that team without having to apply for a Blue Card.
However, all volunteers or paid employees of clubs that are not parents of a child in a team, still require a Blue Card. This applies to all coaches and other volunteers that have players under the age of 18 in their team. For example, senior team coaches that have 16 and 17 year olds in the team must have Blue Cards, if their child is not in the team. In these cases, the coaches and other volunteers cannot be involved until they have their Blue Cards approved.
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