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Club Code of Conduct

Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Clubs has a Code of Conduct for all those who coach, train or bring children or others along to train. The Code of Conduct is fair and reasonable and sets out what all participants can expect and what is expected from them.

At Hando Ju Jitsu Clubs we are fully committed to safeguarding & promoting the wellbeing of all our members. The club believes it is important that everyone associated with the club should show respect & understanding for the safety & welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times & share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Sensei Earl or Jackie Walker.


Participants

As a member of Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Club you are required to abide by the following club rules:


• All members must participate within the rules & respect coaches, judges & their decisions
• All members must respect opponents & fellow club members
• Members should keep to agreed timings for training & competitions
• Members must wear suitable clean & ironed attire for training & events, keep long hair tied back & remove all jewellery, maintain a high degree of personal hygiene & keep all nails short
• Members must pay any fees for training at the start of class, & for events promptly
• Members must not smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind immediately before, or during training, or when representing the club at competitions or other events
• Members should treat all equipment with respect
• Members must inform the Sensei of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins
• Members should not eat, or chew gum, use bad language, during a session
• Junior members should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian
• Members must inform their Mat Sensei prior to leaving the training area

Parents

Parents are welcome to remain in the training area and watch the session, or are free to leave the children in the care of the Coaches in charge of the mat. There is no prerequisite to remain and watch, your children are safe in our care. When the children join the club, and the membership form is completed, the parents agree to, and are expected to follow, the following Code of Conduct:


• Encourage your child to learn the rules & participate within them - support your child's involvement, encourage & help them to enjoy their sport - discourage challenging / arguing with officials & publicly accept officials' judgements
• Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results & set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship & applauding the good performances of all
• Never force your child to take part in sport
• Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity & has plenty to drink
• Children must wear suitable clean & ironed attire for training & events, keep long hair tied back & remove all jewellery, maintain a high degree of personal hygiene & keep all nails short
• Parents are welcome to bring other children along to training to watch, however, due to the risk of injury, children not participating must be supervised at all times, and young children must not be allowed to approach the mat or run around the training area
• Endeavour to establish good communications with the club, coaches & officials
• Share any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club with the Sensei
• Use correct & proper language at all times
• Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes
• Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session
• Never remove a child, for any reason, from the Training Area without informing the club/head coach
• Inform the club/head coach if someone else is collecting your child
• Always ensure younger children use the toilet prior to the start of a session
• Ensure poorly children stay at home! Encourage injured children to attend training to observe or help out - it keeps up interest& please keep the club/head coach informed if your child is ill, injured or unable to attend sessions
• Parents must ensure they inform the coach of any medical conditions/injuries/special educational needs/disabilities


Coaches

The essence of good ethical conduct and practise is summarised below. All Club Coaches, Officials and Volunteers must lead by example:


• Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with members based on mutual trust & respect
• Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
• Attend appropriate Coaching opportunities to ensure good practise.
• Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part and ensure all participants are suitably prepared physically and mentally when learning new skills
• Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, dressing suitably in club uniform and not using inappropriate language at any time whilst involved with club activities
• Never consume alcohol or smoke immediately before or during training or events. This is a non-smoking facility
• Obtain prior agreement from the parent/guardian of performers before transporting them anywhere (training/competitions/outings
• Never have performers stay overnight at your home
• Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
• Always report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the UKMAGB Child Protection policy
• Never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances
• Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned
• Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
• Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results
• Follow all guidelines laid down by the UKMAGB and Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Club


The Club Welfare Officer is Sensei Jackie Walker.

The Role & Responsibility of the Club Welfare Officer is:

1. To be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people. This involves:
• Ensuring these responsibilities are well understood by others
• Working with the Jikishin Ju Jitsu Youth Welfare Officer
• Promoting and helping to develop best practice

2. To help club personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis. In order to carry out your responsibilities you need to follow these five simple steps:

a) Put in place:
• A safeguarding children policy, anti-bullying policy and equality policy
• A responsible recruitment processes including the taking up of references and CRB checks
• The JJJA & Hando Ju Jitsu Codes of Conduct

b) Understand:
• The benefits of implementing the Codes of Conduct
• The quick wins to be gained by using the safeguarding children best practice guidance (e.g. Travel, Trips and Tournaments, Photography guidelines, Anti-bullying Policy and Safeguarding Child Protection Policy)
• Why certain roles require an JJJA CRB check and how The JJJA CRB process works
• How to refer a concern about the welfare of a child

c) Communicate with:
• Club officials about the Club Code of Conduct and its aims
• Parents/spectators and get them to acknowledge the codes of conduct
• Parents and new members
• Coaches and managers about the importance of being consistent role models for members
• Your JJJA National Youth Welfare Officer – find out how they can support you and let them know what you are doing to safeguard children in your club

d) Encourage:
• Parents and children to abide by the Code of Conduct
• Coaches, first aiders to complete a Safeguarding Children Seminar
• Coaches to listen to their members thoughts, ideas and views

e) Monitor:
• Repeated incidents of poor behaviour and liaise with your committee (and where necessary JJJA Welfare Officer)
• Compliance with JJJA CRB checks through The JJJA CRB Unit for those who require one


The above Code of Conduct is mandatory for all members of Hando Jikishin Ju Jitsu Clubs.

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