Doc 7 – IBA Code of Conduct

 

       Irish Bowling Association

  

         Code of Conduct

 

The Irish Bowling Association (IBA) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The IBA believes that it is important that everyone associated with the IBA (including officials, club members, bowlers, parents and young people) should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the IBA.

 

Everyone associated with the IBA is expected to:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants and refrain from any form of discrimination against others (including age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity).
  • Respect the rules and decisions of officials.
  • Avoid bullying, the use of bad language or making offensive remarks (including inappropriate use/abuse of social media or networking websites and mobile technology), making racial/sectarian references, and general inappropriate behaviour. Please refer to IBA Social Networking Policy.
  • Refrain from taking illegal drugs or being involved with the use of illegal substances/activities.
  • Not be involved in inappropriate behaviour.
  • Never condone rule violations, cheating or any of the above behaviour from others associated with the IBA.
  • Not let any allegations of abuse of any kind to go unchallenged or unrecorded if appropriate.
  • Be fully aware of child protection issues and protect themselves from inappropriate situations or any false accusation (as outlined in IBA Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy).
  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations for youth members and ensure parents/ guardians are informed.
  • Report accidents or incidents of alleged abuse or poor practice to the designated person.
  • Treat everyone fairly and ensure they feel valued and avoid favouritism.
  • Maintain confidentiality about sensitive information.
  • Always respect opponents and be gracious in winning or defeat.
  • Show appropriate loyalty, be positive, approachable and offer praise to promote the objectives of the Association.
  • Ensure they maintain healthy, positive and professional relationships with all players. Coaches and others in positions of authority and trust in relation to players aged 16 and 17 years must not engage in sexual relationships with them while that unequal power relationship exists
  • Coaches/officials should only use electronic[1] based communications to share bowling related information with young members and avoid personal, non-sport messages/ photographs/videos or banter.
  • Make the sport fun for members.

 

Everyone associated with the IBA has a right to:

  • Enjoy bowling in a safe, happy and protective environment.
  • Be listened to, respected and treated fairly at all times.
  • Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability.
  • Be protected from any form of abuse from others and support in the reporting of suspected abuse.
  • Be protected from slanderous, derogatory or inflammatory remarks, including those made on Social Networking Sites.
  • Access to professional support services.
  • Not to be left vulnerable when working with young people.
  • Access to on-going training and information on all aspects of leading/managing activities for youths, particularly on Safeguarding.
  • Fair and equitable treatment by the IBA.

 

 

All Bowling clubs should offer young people a positive experience where they can learn how to play bowls in a safe and positive environment.

In particular, young people are expected to:

 

 

  • Behave and listen to instructions from the team manager.
  • Respect officials and accept decisions.
  • Show respect to other junior members/leaders by being supportive and showing team spirit.
  • Respect opponents.
  • Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat or winning.
  • Play fairly and never cheat or be violent/ aggressive.
  • Keep themselves safe at all times.
  • Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do.
  • Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references.
  • Avoid bullying or making offensive remarks (including inappropriate use/abuse of social media or networking websites and mobile technology).
  • Not consume alcohol (under 18 years).
  • Not be involved in inappropriate behaviour.
  • Refrain from taking illegal drugs or be involved with the use of illegal substances/activities.

 

Parents/Guardians have the right to know that their child is safe and to be informed of any problems or concerns relating to their children (including when their child is injured). Their consent should be sought for issues such as trips etc.

Parents/guardians are expected to:

 

      

  • Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions.
  • Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the Team Manager prior to taking part in matches.
  • Show appreciation and behave responsibly on the side-lines. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Acknowledge the importance and role of the team manager and officials.
  • Ensure their child is punctual.
  • Be realistic and supportive.
  • Provide their child with proper clothing and equipment.
  • Ensure their child’s hygiene and nutritional needs are met.
  • Accept the official’s judgement.
  • Acknowledge the importance and role of the club coaches who provide their time free to ensure children’s participation in the club.
  • Promote their child’s participation in playing sport for fun.

 

The IBA, Bowling Association or Bowling Club reserves the right to discipline anyone who is in breach of this Code of Conduct.

[1] Electronic communication may include, texting, facebook, twitter etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Bowling Association

 

   Code of Conduct

 

 

                                   

The IBA is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The IBA believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the association/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 bowling with the Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Guidance for Children and Young People

All Bowling clubs should offer young people a positive experience where they can learn how to play bowls in a safe and positive environment.

In particular, young people are expected to:

  • Behave and listen to instructions from the team manager.
  • Respect officials and accept decisions.
  • Show respect to other junior members/leaders by being supportive and showing team spirit.
  • Respect opponents.
  • Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat.
  • Play fairly and never cheat or be violent/ aggressive.
  • Keep themselves safe at all times.
  • Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do.
  • Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references.
  • Avoid bullying or making offensive remarks (including inappropriate use/abuse of social media or networking websites and mobile technology).
  • Not consume alcohol (under 18 years).
  • Not be involved in inappropriate behaviour.
  • Refrain from taking illegal drugs or be involved with the use of illegal substances/activities.

 

Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the immediate official/coach and reported verbally to the designated person. Persistent misbehaviour will result in dismissal from the association/club. Parents will be informed at all stages.

 

Dismissals can be appealed by the young person or their parent with final decisions taken by the association/club committee.

 

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Signature of Young Person

 

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Printed name Young person

 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian

 

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Printed name of Parent/Guardian

_______________ Date

 

This form should be signed and returned if the code is not already distributed with the parental consent form

       Irish Bowling Association

 

     Code of Conduct

 

The IBA is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers associated with the association/club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, parents/carers and members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have with the Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Bowling clubs for young people should offer a positive experience where they can learn new things in a safe and positive environment.

Expectations for Parents/ carers

As a parent/guardian of a youth member of in bowling, you are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions.
  • Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the Team Manager prior to taking part in matches.
  • Show appreciation and behave responsibly on the sidelines. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Acknowledge the importance and role of the team manager and officials.
  • Ensure their child is punctual.
  • Be realistic and supportive.
  • Provide their child with proper clothing and equipment.
  • Ensure their child’s hygiene and nutritional needs are met.
  • Accept the official’s judgement.
  • Acknowledge the importance and role of the club coaches who provide their time free to ensure children’s participation in the club.
  • Promote their child’s participation in playing sport for fun.

 

PARENTS/CARERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Know their child is safe.
  • Be informed of problems or concerns relating to their children.
  • Be informed if their child is injured.
  • Have their consent sought for issues such as trips.
  • Contribute to decisions within the club.
  • Complain if they have concerns about the standard of coaching.

 

Any misdemeanours and breach of this Code of Conduct will be dealt with immediately by an IBA/Club official (depending on the level participating). Persistent concerns or breaches will result in the parent/carer being asked not to attend games if their attendance is detrimental to the child’s welfare. The ultimate action should a parent/carer continue to breach the code of behaviour may mean the IBA/Club official (depending on the level participating) regrettably asking the child to leave the IBA/club.

 

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Signature of Parent/carer

 

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Printed name of Parent/carer                                                  Date

[1] Electronic communication may include, texting, facebook, twitter etc.

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