Child Welfare


Child Welfare

We take Child Welfare extremely seriously at the Club and have established a number of policies and codes of conduct that we enforce without exception. These are set in this document: BCC_Child_Protection_Policy_2015.doc

Contacts

If you or your child has any concerns of any kind, please contact John Gerry, the Club Welfare Officer on
07774850508

Playing Cricket

Guide to the main regulations and policies relating to children playing cricket: Berkhamsted Cricket Regulations and Policy Guidance.doc

Accidents

In the event of an accident or injury occuring: safe-hands-incident-reporting-form-2095.pdf

The ECB's Safe Hands Policy and Safe Hands Kitbag

This has been adopted in full by Berkhamsted CC: www.ecb.co.uk/safehands 
as has the ECB's guidance for coaches working with children: ECB Guidance for Coaches Working with Children.docx


Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians

By bringing or sending your child along to any of the Club's practice sessions or matches, you as a parent or guardian agree to conform to the following code of conduct:

Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians of Young Cricketers U18 

Parents have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in cricket.  Children play cricket because they enjoy the game.  Positive encouragement by parents will contribute to this enjoyment, will add to a sense of self-esteem and personal achievement and will improve the child’s skills and technique. With the growth of the youth section parents or guardians are required to provide assistance at training and matches on a rota basis.

Parents and guardians are should therefore:

 

  • Be respectful of other parents and guardians, recognize the value of all players
  • Respect the authority of the coach
  • Publicly respect the umpire’s decisions. Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials 
  • Ensure players are punctual for training and matches 
  • Ensure players attend training and matches appropriately dressed
  • Ensure your child treats club equipment, buildings and nets with respect and that club equipment is returned to the coach at the end of each training session or match 
  • Act as the match day assistant to ensure that the children act appropriately 
  • Help at matches by scoring or umpiring matches where possible, remembering the need for absolute fairness 
  • Not use foul or abusive language or any language which is contrary to the club’s Anti Discrimination policy 
  • Provide necessary transportation to and from home and away matches 
  • Recognise fair play, fun and developing team awareness and recognise that friendships are more important than winning 
  • Accept that your child will not always be picked for the side 
  • Inform the team manager or coach of non availability as soon as practicable 
  • Ensure your child understands the standards of the club when representing the club 
  • Ensure subscriptions are paid in a timely manner 
  • Support financial fund-raising events
  • Encourage your child to learn the laws of cricket and play within them
  • Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport

We also encourage parents, guardians and other supporters to applaud good play by the opposition as well as your own team. Encourage your child to learn the laws of the game and play within them and discourage unfair play or arguing with match officials.  Help your child recognize good performance, not just results. Never force your child to take part in sport nor belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.


Code of Conduct for Junior Members

By bringing or sending your child along to any of the Club's practice sessions or matches, you as a parent or guardian agree that your children will conform to the following code of conduct:

Junior Section (U18s) Code of Conduct 

Berkhamsted Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its junior members. The club believes that it is important that junior members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club are encouraged to be open at all times.  Please share any concerns or complaints that you may have about any aspect of the club with Julian Dent or any member of the Club Committee.

As a member of Berkhamsted Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

  • Play within the laws and spirit of cricket 
  • Respect opponents and match officials, coaches and team managers abide by their decisions
  • Keep to agreed timings for practice and matches and inform your coach if you are going to be late
  • Wear suitable kit for all training and match sessions. When using a hard ball, batting pads, batting gloves and helmets must be worn by all children plus an abdominal protector by boys
  • Pay membership fees promptly
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions
  • Act, either on or off the field of play, in a way which represents the club in a positive way
  • Inform the team manager, captain or coach of any abuse he or she (the player) is suffering
  • Ensure you treat club equipment, buildings and nets with respect and that club equipment is returned to the coach at the end of each training session or match
Respect and comply with the Club's anti-bullying policy.