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Code of Conduct – Club Members

Code Of Conduct - Club Members

The essence of good ethical practice and practice is summarised below. Club officials and volunteers must;

    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
    • Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, race sexual orientation or disability
    • If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to co go unchallenged
    • Place the well-being and safety of children and young people above the development of performance
    • Develop an appropriate working relationship with children and young people, based on mutual trust and respect
    • Ensure that any physical contact is appropriate and necessary, is carried out within recommended guidelines and with the child or young person’s full consent and approval
    • Always work in an open environment and avoid private and unobserved situations
    • Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player, including sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms
    • Know and understand the ECB Welfare of Young People Policy and Procedures
    • Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
    • Inform players and parents of the requirements of Cricket
    • Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent
    • Display high standards of language, punctuality, preparation and presentation
    • Do not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club as this may reflect a negative image and could compromise their safety
    • Ensure any activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
    • Display high standards of behaviour and appearance
    • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the Welfare of Young People Policy
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a young person to the Club Welfare Officer