SOUTHBOURNE CANOE CLUB CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT
It is the policy of Southbourne Canoe Club that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve performance and have fun.
Everyone involved in the Club should abide by the Club Rules and Policies.
Take care of all property belonging to the club or club members
Treat other club members with respect at all times — on and off the water — treat other paddlers as you would want to be treated yourself
Control tempers and avoid behaviour which may inconvenience or upset others
Co-operate and listen to your coach or club officials
All paddlers must sign in and out of sessions
Club Officials, Coaches and Volunteers
Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and treat everyone equally
Must place the wellbeing and safety of paddlers above the development of performance. They should follow all guidelines laid down by the BCU and hold appropriate insurance cover
Must develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, especially children, based on mutual trust and respect. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Must encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
Should hold up-to-date nationally recognised BCU coaching qualifications
Must ensure the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
Should at the outset clarify with participants, and where appropriate their parents, exactly what is expected of them and what participants are entitled to expect from the coach
Should cooperate fully with each other in the best interests of the participants
Should always promote the positive aspects of our sport and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited substances
Must not be under the influence of drink, drugs or any substance
Must display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
Should be acutely aware of the power that a coach develops with participants and avoid any intimacy (sexual or otherwise)
Should be acutely aware of situations with participants that could be construed as compromising and actions that others could perceive as being outside the coaching role
Should report any concerns within the area of Child Protection/Vulnerable Adults in confidence and without delay to the appropriate person
Should at no time make comment to the media. The BCU Press Officer should be made aware of any media interest in relation to Child Protection/Vulnerable Adults.
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
Never force your child to take part in sport
Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
Publicly accept official’s judgements
Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy the sport
Use correct and proper language at all times
Set a good example by applauding good performances of all paddlers
05 03 2019