Equity Policy Statement:
This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
Child Protection Policy Statement:
LPCC is firmly and enthusiastically committed to ensuring cricket provides a safe and friendly experience for all young people.
Will implement procedures to provide a duty of care for children and young people, safeguarding their well-being and protect them from abuse.
Will recruit and train club members/coaches & volunteers to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children and young people from abuse and themselves from potentially false allegations.
Will require all club members/volunteers to adopt and abide by the English Cricket Board (E.C.B.) Policy Document 'Safe Hands' – The Welfare of Young People in Cricket.
Will respond swiftly to any allegations appropriately, implementing the agreed reporting procedure as defined.
Will provide a Club Child Welfare Officer trained to the required E.C.B. standard and procedures at all times.
Will respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children and young people. Introduce good practice, raising awareness thus providing peace of mind for all involved at the club.
Code of Conduct for Club Members:
Londesborough Park Cricket Club 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 associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Club 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 Coaches/Officials.
As a member of Londesborough Park Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following club rules:
All members are expected to play within the rules and respect team mates, opponents and officials.
Do not make intimidatory gestures towards team mates, opponents or officials.
Do not show dissent.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their captain or team manager if they are going to be late.
Members must pay fees for club membership and matches as agreed.
Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians:
Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
Help your child to recognise good performance, 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 losing or making mistakes.
Publicly accept officials' judgements.
Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Use of Photography & Recorded Images:
It is recognised that photographs and video images of children may be taken by members of the club but that they will only be used in accordance with the E.C.B Policy on the Welfare of Young People. The E.C.B. Policy states that the images taken will be solely used for the purposes they are intended, which is the promotion and celebration of the activities of Londesborough Park CC.
Members confirm that any photographs and recorded images that they take of any child will comply with the above statement – images taken will only be used for the purposes that they are intended.
All members of L.P.C.C. will comply strictly with the above statements.
If you become aware that any images are being used inappropriately you are required to inform our Child Welfare Officer immediately.
L.P.C.C. members, Guardians/Parents of young children will not give permission to take photographs to any other persons other than those mentioned above without the consent of the child's parents/guardians.
Changing and Showering:
Adult members need to be aware of the fact that junior members may be playing for a senior team and that they may have to share changing and showering facilities with them. All adult members will be expected to be discreet and show consideration to juniors at all times.
Transportation of Junior Players to Matches/Coaching:
Adult members of the club may be required to transport juniors to cricket matches or coaching sessions at various times throughout the season.
Members are required to confirm that they will only transport juniors in motor vehicles that are roadworthy, taxed and appropriately insured.