Codes of Conduct for all Members

Code of Conduct for all Members and Guests of Rayleigh Cricket Club

All Members and Guests of Rayleigh Cricket Club will:

1    Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket

2    Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief

3    Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed

4    Display high standards of behaviour

5    Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play

6    Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials

7    Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials

8    Recognise good performance not just match results

9    Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance

10  Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual

11  Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket

12  Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club.

13  Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club

14  Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued

15  Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will

16  Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance

17  Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)

18  Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

19  Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’

Code of Conduct for parents 

All adult volunteers and coaches follow the Code of Conduct for Cricket Staff and Volunteers (reproduced at the end of this document). In return we ask you to:

1    Encourage and help the young player meet targets

2    Support the young player without pressure, praise good work and refrain from criticising lapses

3       Know and understand why your son/daughter is playing. The objectives of Rayleigh Cricket Club are to provide a high quality learning environment, to improve techniques but above all to encourage enjoyment of the sport

4       Set a good example to the young player

5       Respect the opportunity given to the player

6       Communicate with the coaches, keeping them informed about matters affecting the player

7       Refrain from coaching or interfering with the coaching of the player during any coaching session as you have entrusted the player to us for his or her cricketing development

8       When encouraging and supporting the player and the team do so in a calm and controlled manner

9       If you have any concerns you are entitled to approach the Club Cricket Coaching Coordinator or Club Welfare Officer (see below) and discuss any issues with them. If that doesn’t bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion you may refer the matter to the club management committee

10    Be punctual for the start and end of coaching sessions. The coaches and assistants are volunteers, please respect this by extending the courtesy of respecting the advertised start and finish times.

Code of Conduct for Colts   We also ask the young player to:                                                        1     Work towards the attainment of his or her potential

2       Arrive at matches and practice sessions before the specified time or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late at the beginning or end of sessions.

3       Respect the wishes of the club captain and other officers at all times

4       Listen to and take on board guidance of club coaches

5       Practice the techniques and skills taught by the coaches and arttempt to apply them in matches

6       Abide by the spirit as well as the letter of the Spirit and Laws of Cricket

7       Accept the umpire’s decision at all times and not show any dissent

8       Behave in an appropriate manner when representing the club

9       Play cricket in a competitive manner but maintain the highest standards of sportsmanship

10    Treat all players as you would like to be treated

11    Co-operate with the coaches, team-mates and opponents

12    Wear suitable kit for training sessions and matches (see above)

13   Pay any fees for matches promptly.

 

And not to                                                                                                                       

14   Use foul or abusive language on or off the field

15   Attempt to intimidate or deliberately distract opponents by acts of gamesmanship or aggressive behaviour

16   Smoke or consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.                         

Dropping off and collecting of Young People     It is important you let us know contact numbers for Parents/Carers with any alternative numbers if you are not contactable on the numbers provided.If these change please let us know.  If you will be late in collecting your child/children and/or someone different will be collecting them, again please let us know.

The contact numbers at the Club are:  

Brian Dawbarn   07985 096375      

Mike Sullivan 07875 885098                                                                                                       

Late Collection    If a Parent/Carer is late the Club will attempt to contact the Parent/Carer and/or any alternative contact name/number and wait with the Young Person at the Club with, wherever possible, other Staff/Volunteers or Parents.  When someone arrives the Club representative will remind Parents/Carers of the policy relating to late collection. If Parents/Carers cannot be contacted, the Club will report the situation to Social Services or the Police                                                                                      

Missing Child   If a child goes missing the Club will instigate a search and immediately contact the Parent/Carer and/or any alternative contact name/number and advise them that everything is being done to find their child. A nominated person will be in charge of the search and all searchers will report to him / her.  If the child cannot be found after 20 minutes, the matter will be reported to the Police, who will advise what further action, if any, is to be taken.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Transport    Parents should note that it is their responsibility not the coach or manager to arrange for their child(ren) to travel to coaching and away matches. If they are to be taken to games by other parents, they should give written permission to the person taking children to games and the person taking any children should have comprehensive insurance for their vehicle.

 

Code of Conduct for Cricket Staff and Volunteers

1       Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket.

2       Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

3       If you see any form of discrimination do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged.

4       Place the well-being and safety of the young person above the development of performance.

5       Develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual trust and respect.

6       Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young person's full consent and approval.

7       Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment).

8       Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player.

This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.

9    Know and understand the ECB Welfare of Young People In Cricket Policies and Procedures.

10    Respect young people's opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.

11    Inform players and parents of the requirements of cricket.

12    Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.

13    Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

14    Do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs while actively working with young people in the Club. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of the young people.

15    Do not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.

16    Hold relevant qualifications and insurance cover.

17    Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.

18    Promote the positive aspects of cricket e.g. fair play.

19    Display high standards of behaviour and appearance.

20    Follow ECB guidelines set out in the Welfare of Young People in Cricket Policy and any other relevant guidelines issued.

21    Ensure that you attend appropriate training to keep up to date with your role and the welfare of young people.

22    Report any concerns you may have in relation to a young person, follow reporting procedures laid down by the club.

Brian Dawbarn                                                                                                                            
Club Chairman and Club Welfare Officer  

Written April 2008

Reviewed and revised 17 March 2011

Reviewed 4 January 2014

 

 

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