We are required to publish our policies which are updated frequently for compliance purposes:
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY POLICY
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR USE OF CLUB FACILITIES – UPDATED MAY 2014
CONTENT BELOW MUST BE READ BY ALL PARENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ARE CLUB MEMBERS
Social Media Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct on the use of the Social Media is contained in the link below
Social Media Code of Conduct
Using the Code of Conduct for cricket Members and Guests, and consulting with all the junior members at the cricket club, we have created a specific code of conduct for the junior members relating to their time at South Northumberland CC.
South Northumberland CC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.
South Northumberland CC believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Melvyn Betts, Head Coach and Child Welfare Officer.
As a member of South Northumberland CC you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:
- All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
- Members must wear suitable kit (Helmet, Box) at all times during matches and practice as agreed by the team manager/coach.
- Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
- Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
- Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
2014 PARENTS CHARTER & CONSENT
PLEASE READ THE CHARTER AND CONSENT FORMS AS REQUIRED BY MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
At South Northumberland CC we actively encourage parental support of all kinds, however, the cricket club is a place where young people should be able to play without fear of failure.
When practicing or playing, parents must refrain from moving fielders, shouting instructions or anything other than constructive encouragement.
Learning by making mistakes is a vital part of a cricketing education so please do not be afraid to let young cricketers try and fail rather than stifling them. If it is appropriate the coach / manager will talk to them quietly after the activity to point out the positive outcomes and any mistakes made.
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Help your child / children to recognise good performance and effort, not just results
- Never force your child to take part in sport
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
- Never punish or belittle a child for making mistakes
- Publicly accept the judgements of the officials
- Support your child’s / children’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
- Use correct and proper language at all times
- Encourage general good behaviour at all times; before, during and after the sessions
If you have any questions or comments regarding the organisation and execution of the sessions the coaches will be more than happy to deal with these after the sessions.
TRANSPORT TO MATCHES & PRACTICE SESSIONS
South Northumberland CC’s policy is that parents or other responsible adults are responsible for transporting players to and from all matches and practice sessions and therefore the club will not be registering private vehicles for the transportation of individuals in connection with any fixtures or practice sessions arranged by the club.
The implementation of this policy is not intended to exclude any player from participation and parents or guardians should contact the club welfare officer, Melvyn Betts (0191) 246 1745, if they have any problems with the transportation of players to matches or practices.
CLUB CHANGING POLICY
For players under the age of 16 playing in adult teams the following policy applies;
- Young players uncomfortable with changing or showering with adults are under no obligation to do so and are advised to change and shower at home
- Parental consent must be given if young players are to share changing facilities with adults
- If young players are sharing changing facilities with adults, parents of the same sex have the option to supervise them whilst they are changing. The club will make reasonable effort to arrange this
PHOTOGRAPHS & RECORDED IMAGES PERMISSION
- South Northumberland CC recognises the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all young people in cricket. As part of this commitment we will not permit photographs, video images or other images of young people to be taken or used without the consent of the parent / guardian and the young player
- South Northumberland CC follows the guidance issued in “Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket” on the use of images of young people. This policy is available on our website
- South Northumberland CC will take steps to ensure that these images are used solely for the purpose that they are intended, which is the promotion and celebration of cricketing activities
- If team photographs (eg team or action shot) are submitted to the Press or publicised on our website, www.southnorth.co.uk, or handbook, individuals will not ordinarily be identified. Where a young person is identified it will only be with the explicit consent of the parents / guardians
Please note that South Northumberland CC understands that there are circumstances under which a parent would not wish their child to be photographed. Whilst South Northumberland CC will do all that it can to ensure the safety of children during photographed events, it is the responsibility of the parent concerned to ensure that if their child is not to be photographed and partakes in an activity inadvertently photographed or filmed, South Northumberland CC cannot be held responsible.