Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests

Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the
well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The
club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents
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 the Club Welfare
Officers Dean Hewitt and Zubair Ahmed.

As a member of Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club, you are expected to abide by the
following code of practice:
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket
• Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability,
race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class
or social background, sexual preference or political belief
• Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
• Display high standards of behaviour
• Promote the positive aspects of cricket, for example fair play
• Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, always
respecting the decisions of match officials
• Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
• Recognise good performance not just match results
• Place the well-being and safety of children and young people above the development
of performance
• Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the
• Respect children and young people’s opinions when making decisions about their
participation in cricket
• Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while working with children and young
people in the club. Usage of banned substances is not permitted within the club
premises at all times
• Not provide children and young people with alcohol when they are under the care of
the club
• Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding
Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued
• Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by
the ECB

In addition to the above, all club officers and appointed volunteers will:
• Have been appropriately ve7ed, if required
• Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
• Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved, situations and
encourage an open environment) NB This includes the online world – club officers and
volunteers are discouraged from online or other electronic communication with
children – any such communication should be via parents.
• Inform players and parents of the requirements of cricket
• Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual
trust and respect
• Ensure physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within
recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval
• 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. The ECB
adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and
authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”
• Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect
to the safeguarding of children

Updated 8th April 2019

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