Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct 2019
Good Practice – we will:
• treat children, young people and volunteers people with respect, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity.
• will be non-judgmental and show tolerance when dealing with children and young people and respect individual rights.
• respect the ‘right to privacy’ and be vigilant when dealing with a sensitive matter or situation.
• recognise and encourage the achievements of band members.
• remember that insults or verbal abuse from anyone will not be tolerated and need to be challenged.
• will always be aware of the possible implications of physical contact with children and young people.
• make sure that all children and young people are supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
• check that reasonable precautions are taken to protect children and young people from ‘outsiders’ in particular when attending venues for competitions or concerts.
• if 1:1 or small group tuition is required make sure a member of the Committee or parent is present.
• make sure that players will not take part in any activity if there may be a health & safety risk.
• be an excellent role model and maintain appropriate standards of behaviour at social events that young people attend
• be aware of any medical conditions, existing injuries and medicines being taken and arrange that someone with knowledge of first aid is readily available
We do not;
• allow bullying
• allow children or young people to feel “down trodden” or to be made a “fool of” by anyone.
• make suggestive remarks, gestures or detrimental comments in the presence of children.
• respond with negativity or sarcasm.
• allow ourselves to be drawn into any situation which might appear improper.
• jump to conclusions
• spend excessive amounts of time alone with children away from others
• take children alone in a car on journeys, however short
• take children to your home where they will be alone with you or share a room with a child
• engage in rough, physical or sexually provocative games, including horseplay
• allow or engage in inappropriate touching of any form
• allow children to use inappropriate language unchallenged
• make sexually suggestive comments to a child, even in fun
• reduce a child to tears as a form of control
• let allegations a child makes go unchallenged, unrecorded, or not acted upon
• do things of a personal nature that children can do for themselves
Jenny Langley (Child Protection Representative) phone 07920514680 or email [email protected].
Bill Cleghorn (Child Protection Representative) phone 07717944900 or email [email protected]
If you are concerned about a child, contact;
a) North Yorkshire Children’s Services - By Phone: 01609 780780, Outside Office Hours: 01609 780780,
Email: Children&[email protected]
b) Police 101 or 999 if there is an immediate concern that a child is in danger