Code of Conduct for Children

Adopted and amended the Child Protection in Sport Policy Statement, (www.thecpsu.org.uk)

Rugby Pups is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. 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 Sarah Myerscough, Director (contact 07821903628 or email sarah@rugbypups.co.uk).

Rugby Pups aims to offer a positive experience for children and young people and where they can learn new things in a safe and positive environment.

As a Rugby Pup participating in Rugby Pups sessions and as a parent or carer of a Rugby Pup we would be grateful if you can abide by and encourage the following junior code of practice:

  • Be friendly and particularly welcoming to new members
  • Keep yourself safe
  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to the lead coach
  • Listen to the instructions given by the coaches
  • Take care of equipment owned by the club.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs.

Children / Young People have the right to:

  • Be safe and happy in their chosen activity.
  • Be listened to.
  • Be respected and treated fairly.
  • Privacy.
  • Enjoy your sport in a protective environment.
  • Be referred to professional help if needed.
  • Be protected from abuse by other member or outside sources.
  • Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability.
  • Experience competition and the desire to win.
  • Be believed.
  • Ask for help.

Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the lead coach. Coaches reserve the right to ask a child to sit out of the class if misbehaviour is repeated, disruptive and/or dangerous to other participants. We request that parents also assist in ensuring their child behaves appropriately. Any concerns should be raised with the lead coach in the first instance and then with Sarah Myerscough if required.

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