SVCC Coaches Code of Conduct

Sevenoaks Vine CC has adopted the following code of conduct to be followed by all coaching and management staff:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
  • Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation or disability
  • If you see any form of discrimination do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged
  • Place the well-being and safety of the Young Person above the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working with Young People, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Person’s full consent and approval
  • Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
  • Do 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
  • Know and understand the ECB Safe Hands Policyand Procedures
  • Respect Young People’s opinion when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
  • Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent
  • Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality and presentation
  • Do not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with young people in the Club. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of the Young People
  • Do not give Young People alcohol when they are under the care of the Club/League/County Board
  • Hold relevant qualification and insurance cover
  • Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Display high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in Safe Hands Policyand any other relevant guidelines issued
  • Ensure that you attend appropriate training to keep up to date with your role and the Welfare of Young people
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

Feb 2013