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1. All members of staff, self-employed workers and volunteers agree to:

  • Prioritise the well-being of all children and vulnerable adults at all times

  • Treat all children and vulnerable adults fairly and with respect

  • Be a positive role model. Act with integrity

  • Help to create a safe and inclusive environment

  • Not allow any rough or dangerous behaviour, bullying or the use of bad or inappropriate language

  • Report all allegations of abuse or poor practice to the Safeguarding Officer

  • Not use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or vulnerable adult

  • Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs

  • Keep clear boundaries between professional and personal life, including on social media

  • Have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos

  • Refrain from making physical contact with children or adults unless it is necessary as part of an emergency or congratulatory (e.g. handshake / high five)

  • Refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions

  • Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and everyone has the required information and training

  • Avoid being alone with a child or vulnerable adult unless there are exceptional circumstances

  • Refrain from transporting children or adults at risk, unless this is required as part of a club activity (e.g. away match) and there is another adult in the vehicle

  • Not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such

  • Not have a relationship with anyone under 18 for whom they are coaching or responsible for

  • Not to have a relationship with anyone over 18 whilst continuing to coach or be responsible for them

2. All children agree to:

  • Be friendly, supportive and welcoming to other children and adults

  • Play fairly and honestly

  • Respect club staff, volunteers and Officials and accept their decisions

  • Behave, respect and listen to any member of staff

  • Take care of your belongings and club property

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture, religion or sexual identity

  • Not use bad, inappropriate or racist language, including on social media

  • Not bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media

  • Not smoke, drink alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions or events

  • Talk to the one of the Designated Safeguarding Officers about any concerns or worries they have about themselves or others

3. All adults agree to:

  • Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their club activities

  • Use appropriate language at all times

  • Be realistic and supportive

  • Never ridicule or admonish a child for making a mistake or losing a match

  • Treat all children, adults, volunteers, coaches, officials and members of staff with respect

  • Behave responsibly at the club; do not embarrass your child

  • Accept the official’s decisions and do not go on court or interfere with matches

  • Encourage your child to abide by the club by-laws, and teach them that they can only do their best

  • Deliver and collect your child punctually from club activities

  • Ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather conditions

  • Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct

  • Adhere to the clubs safeguarding policy, diversity and inclusion policy and bye-laws

  • Provide emergency contact details and any relevant information about your child including medical history

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