Information for Parents

DATA PROTECTION
The information provided to ACC ('The Club') is required for the purposes of club administration and, in certain cases, for the purpose of the club making appropriate and/or legally required enquiries about the suitability of individuals to hold certain positions, for example, in respect of working with minors.

In the case of medical information requested, this is required solely for the purpose of your own/or your child’s safety should an accident or emergency occur and will be provided on a strictly confidential basis to team Managers and Coaches. By providing this information you are agreeing to this being made available for this purpose.

The Club fully complies with the Data Protection Act and the information you provide will be kept securely at all times and not divulged without your permission to any third parties other than thoseindicated above.

COACHES
The clubs coaching staff are all ECB qualified and are members of the ECB Coaches Association. Club coaches and team managers have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) vetting check and have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course. All coaches have a first aid qualification.
 

JUNIOR CLUB RULES
This cricket club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being 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, 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 Youth Co-ordinator or Club Welfare Officers.

As a member of Albrighton Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the general rules of the club, our Code of Conduct for Cricketers and by the following club rules.

  • All members must play cricket within the laws and in the spirit of the game.
  • All members must respect colleagues, opponents and officials. Do not make derogatory comments or gestures about your colleagues or opponents. Never try to intimidate the opposition by threats or excessive triumphalism (Celebration).
  • Be polite to umpires and respect their decisions. Do not show dissent! Do not throw tantrums or cricket bats. Such behaviour invites sanctions from club officials.
  • Members should keep to the agreed timings, for practice and matches or inform their coach or team manager at the earliest possible opportunity if they cannot play or are going to be late.
  • All members must wear the appropriate kit – properly! Cricket whites and suitable trainers or cricket shoes should be worn for matches but tracksuits are permitted for practicing.
  • All players under the age of 18 years must wear helmets when batting and when standing up to the stumps when wicket keeping.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS / CARERS / GUARDIANS

  • Encourage your child to learn the laws of the game and to play within the spirit of those laws.
  • Discourage unfair play and disputes with officials/coaches.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  •  Never force your child to take part in any sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept the judgement of officials without argument or comment.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy cricket and to develop within it.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Do not forget, children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment and not yours.

(But we hope you enjoy as well)

The club has issued guidelines for changing as it affects junior members. These guidelines are shown below. There is also an ECB Cricket Equity statement, which outlines the open constitution, which the club adopts. A copy of this is shown on the club notice board.

The club has applied the following guidelines, which apply to Adults and Young People (under the age of 16) sharing changing facilities.

  • Players 10 and under must be supervised at all times with 2 adults of the same gender
  • Adults should try to change and shower at separate times to Young Players
  • If Adults and Young Players need to share a changing facility, the Club must have consent from the Parents that their child/children can share a changing room with adults in the club
  • If Young People need to share changing facilities with Adults, their Parents, Carers, or Guardians should be allowed to supervise them whilst they are changing
  • That the use of mobile phones in changing rooms is prohibited.

Please note: If Young people are uncomfortable changing or showering with Adults, no pressure should be placed on them to do so. Encourage them to do this at home.

NEW RULING FOR CLUB HEALTH POLICY
At Albrighton Cricket Club, we take the health and well-being of your child very seriously. Therefore, a new directive has been implemented for the 2017 season, which is “No Puffer, No Play”.If your child is asthmatic and uses an inhaler, they must bring it with them in a clearly marked, seethrough bag to all practise sessions and matches. This will then be stored on, or as safely near to the field of play, so that in the event of an Asthma attack, your child will have fast access to their medication.

ALBRIGHTON CRICKET CLUB - CHILD WELFARE OFFICER The Club Welfare Officer with responsibility for the young members is: -
 

Name: Helen Hurford
Home Tel No: 01746 783877
Mobile Tel No: 07890 483411


The Club Welfare Officer will: -

  • Act as the first point of contact for the reporting of Child Welfare and Protection concerns
  • Help and safeguard young people by assisting in the promotion and implementation of the Welfare of Young People Policy at a Club level
  • To assist in the raising of awareness of others at the Club in respect of Child Protection
  • To be a source of advice and information within the club
  • To uphold confidentiality, as far as is practical in all Child Protection matters

E-mails addressed to welfare@albrightoncc.co.uk will be directed to the club Welfare Officer

 

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