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2021-23 Codes of Conduct

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H.L.T.C. Codes of Conduct

All Members of Staff and Volunteers Agree to:

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

  •   Treat all children and adults at risk fairly and with respect

  •   Be a positive role model. Act with integrity, even when no one is looking

  •   Help to create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off court

  •   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 club Welfare Officer

  •   Not use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or adult at risk

  •   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)

  •   Observe the Club’s strict no smoking policy

  •   Not to consume alcohol out with supervised licensed events

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

  •   Avoid being alone with a child or adult at risk unless there are exceptional circumstances

  •   Refrain from transporting children or adults at risk

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

  •   To note that it is illegal to 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

 
  • 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 your coach

  •   Take care of your equipment 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 club Welfare Officer about any concerns or worries they have about themselves or others

  • All Adults Agree to:

  •   Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their tennis

  •   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 venue; do not embarrass your child

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

  •   Encourage your child to play by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best

  •   Deliver and collect your child punctually from the venue

  •   Ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather conditions

  •   Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct

  •   Adhere to the HLTC safeguarding policy, diversity and inclusion policy, rules and regulations

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

Approved Sept 2021, to be reviewed Sept 2023

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