Through the implementation of a policy for the Safeguarding of Young people and the support of its coaches and volunteers, Sidmouth RFC Ltd., will maintain the professionalism and safeguards of good practice which are associated with the game. The policy outlines the following key areas: It recognises the responsibility of all those involved in the club to safeguard and promote the interest and well being of the young people with whom they are working.
It provides a framework on the recruitment, selection, suitability and deployment of individuals working with young people. It emphasises the value of working closely in partnership with coaches, parents, professionals and volunteers to protect children and young players from harm and discrimination.
It acknowledges that abuse does take place in sport and that rising awareness and understanding of the main forms of abuse and establishing communication and reporting procedures if abuse is suspected, will further safeguard the young players, coaches and all others working within the club.
We will ensure that our club is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children and will seek advice where necessary, should any child require extra support
Our club is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children.
We aim to:
provide an accessible environment in which all our children can develop their skills and in which all contributions are valued
Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice through attending coaching courses and make inclusion a thread which runs through all our age-groups within the club
We do not discriminate against a child or prevent membership to our club on the basis of colour, ethnicity, religion or social background.
We ensure that we do not discriminate against a child with a disability. We will work closely with parents to provide the necessary care having made safety checks to meet the child’s needs.
We will take action against any discriminatory behaviour in our club. Anyone displaying discriminatory behaviour, name calling or threatening behaviour in our club or during away matches will be dealt with in the strongest manner.
Our club is as accessible as possible for all visitors and club members. We will work towards creating an environment of mutual respect and tolerance
We will seek out training opportunities for our volunteers to enable them to develop anti discriminatory and inclusive practices, which will enable all children to flourish and develop.
We will review our practices to ensure that we are fully implementing our policy for promoting equality, valuing diversity and inclusion.