Membership Terms and Conditions

Youth Cricket Code of Conduct

Juniors

• to play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
• to behave safely and sensibly during practice sessions and follow the coaches instruction
• to refrain from using crude or abusive language
• to keep to agreed timings for training and matches or inform your coach or team manager if you’re going to be late
• to pay your membership fee of £25 per season or £40 per season for All Stars Cricket
• if representing the club, to pay your match fee promptly to your team manager after the game
• to respect decisions made by captains, managers and coaches
• to respect the rights of other people regardless of age, gender, disability, race or religion

Parents and Carers

• to encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
• to discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
• to help your child recognise good performance, not just results
• to never force your child to take part
• to set a good example by applauding fair play and good performances of all
• to never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
• to publicly accept officials’ judgments
• to respect decisions made by captains, managers and coaches
• to support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their cricket
• to use correct and proper language at all times
• to encourage your child to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour
Coaches, Managers and Volunteers
All Woodpeckers Cricket Club coaches have agreed to abide by the ECB Coaches Code of Conduct and to the following (taken from the ECB Safe Hands policy):
• to respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person
• to not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation or disability and to challenge any form of discrimination if you see it
• to place the well-being and safety of the young people above the development of performance
• to develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual trust and respect
• to ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
• to promote fair play and teach the rules, etiquette and skills required for cricket
• to make it as enjoyable as possible for the young people taking part
• to encourage players to value their performance, not just their results
• to respect young people’s opinions when making decisions about their participation and never exert undue influence over them
• to display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation, presentation, behaviour and appearance
• to always work in an open environment, avoiding private or unobserved situations
• to not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with young people
• to not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the club
• to know, understand and follow the ECB Welfare of Young People (Safe Hands) Policy and Procedures
• to hold relevant qualifications and/or attend training relevant to your role
• to be CRB checked and approved
• to have insurance cover
• to be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent
• to ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within ECB recommended guidelines and with the young person’s full consent and approval
• to not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player including sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. This is strictly forbidden.
• to report any welfare concerns by following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
Ashleworth Woodpeckers C.C.

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Woodpeckers Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. We will do this by;
• Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment
• Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children
• Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands –
Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this
• Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training
modules required by the ECB,
• Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) have a responsibility for safeguarding children, and understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them
• Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation
• Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club
• Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer is available:
– As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club
– As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members
– As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team, and
– As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding
• Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.
• Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer *
• Ensuring all suspicions concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately
• Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority  Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures Section 3.
*Details of the County Welfare Officer will be made available, in case the Club Welfare officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Welfare officer.

If you have any concern about your child or another child, or about the behaviour of any adult at the club, please contact either club Chairman – Robert Stevens 07966 531295, our Club Welfare Officer Martin Coupe 07919 370929 or our Vice Welfare Office Ian Rudge – email – IRudge@hotmail.com. If you believe necessary you may contact the County Welfare Officer Tom Boore on 01452 700228 or email tombor@talk21.com.

Cricket Code of Conduct

• to play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions, promote fair play
• to behave safely and sensibly during matches and practice sessions and follow the coaches / captains instruction
• to refrain from using crude or abusive language
• to pay your membership fee of £55 per season
• if representing the club, to pay your match fee promptly to your team manager after the game
• to respect decisions made by captains, managers and coaches
• to respect the rights of other people and treat everyone equally regardless of age, gender, disability, race or religion, nationality, colour, religious belief, class or social background.
• Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance