Information for new members
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES GUIDELINES
If an incident or accident occurs during Club activities:-
Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there
danger of further injuries?
Listen to what the injured person is saying.
Alert the First Aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are
Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the
Contact the injured person’s parent, guardian or carer.
Complete an incident/accident report form/book. The form should be completed by the main person who dealt with the incident.
If appropriate, collect and collate statements from witnesses.
Completed forms should be kept safely by the club organiser or an identified club member.
Ensure that the club secretary is made aware of the
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT
This child protection policy demonstrates the importance that this Club places on the protection of children who participate in the Club programme. This Club is committed to ensuring that their young members are able to enjoy a wide range of activities in a safe environment.
The Club will:-
Implement procedures to provide a duty of care for young people to safeguard their well-being and protect them from abuse.
Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people.
Ensure that advice, guidance and training is available for all volunteers involved with the management of the Club.
Adopt best practice to safeguard and protect young people from abuse and volunteers from false allegations.
Require all members and visitors to abide by the Club’s codes of conduct and equity policy.
Respond to all incidents of suspicious poor practice and allegations seriously, swiftly and appropriately.
Report allegations or incidence of suspicious poor practice to the Club Child Welfare Officer, or to the Safeguarding Officer at Badminton England.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS
This Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its young players. The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and be encouraged to be open in sharing any concerns or complaints they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Club Safeguarding Officer. As a player you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:
- All players must play within the laws of the game and respect all officials and their decisions.
- All players must show respect for other players in the club and opponents.
- All players should keep to agreed times for Club sessions and competitions.
- If having been selected for a competition or match, a player is required to withdraw, they must inform the appropriate person immediately.
- All players must wear appropriate badminton sports clothing for club sessions and competitions.
- All players must pay any fees for training and events promptly or by the due date.
Players are not permitted to chew gum, smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club. (Players who have medical problems likely to affect badminton must discuss this with the Club Safeguarding Officer).
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES AND HELPERS
All Club Coaches and Helpers must:-
- Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
- Promote the positive aspects of the sport, for example, Fair Play.
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
- Follow all guidelines laid down by Badminton England and the Club.
- Hold appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
- Never exert undue influence over performers to obtainpersonal benefit or reward.
- Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access,
recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
This Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so, it
acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity.
The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every
person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment or abuse.
All Club members have a responsibility to respond and report
discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory
behaviour seriously, according to Club disciplinary