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All Members and Guests of Worplesdon and Burpham 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 e.g. fair play

   Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, 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 Young People above the development of performance

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

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

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

  Not provide Young People 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 Young Person, following reporting procedures  laid down by the ECB

 

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

  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)

  Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

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