Codes of Conduct

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