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Codes of Conduct

                                                            BRAUGHING TENNIS CLUB 

                            Codes of Conduct for All Members, Adults and Children

All members of Braughing Tennis Club 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)
 Refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions
 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, unless this is required as part of a club activity (e.g. away match) and there is another adult in the vehicle
 Not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such
 Not 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 your venue’s safeguarding policy, diversity and inclusion policy, rules and regulations
 Provide emergency contact details and any relevant information about your child including medical history

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