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Code of Conduct for Tynemouth Cricket Club Members and Guests*






All Members and Guests of this Cricket Club will:


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


     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


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


     Display high standards of behaviour


     Promote the positive aspects of cricket, for example fair play


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


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


     Recognise good performance not just match results


     Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance

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


     Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket


     Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while working with children in the club


     Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the club


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


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


*  Members and guests include all members and officers of the cricket club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch/attend/participate/ officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.

























Putting things in place



In addition to the above, all club officers and appointed volunteers will:


     Have been appropriately vetted, if required


     Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance


     Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved, situations and encourage an open environment) NB This includes the online world – club officers and volunteers are actively discouraged from online or other electronic communication with children – any such communication should be via parents.


     Inform players and parents of the requirements of cricket


     Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”


     Develop   an   appropriate   working

relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect


     Ensure physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval


     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. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”


     Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect to the safeguarding of children