CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
As parents you are expected to:
• Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their chosen activity.
• Do not place your child under pressure or push them into activities they do not want to do.
• Complete and return the Registration, Medical and Consent Form pertaining to your child’s participation with “Name of Club, Team or Event” (see parental consent).
• Deliver and collect your child punctually before and after sessions/games/events.
• Ensure your child has clothing appropriate to the weather conditions
• Ensure that proper sportswear and protective equipment are worn. Any child not in possession of the fundamental requirements will not be permitted to participate.
• Detail any relevant medical concerns or conditions pertaining to their child on the registration/consent form. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the coach/manager/event staff prior to the activity.
• To inform the organiser prior to the activity starting if your child is to be collected early.
• Encourage your child to play by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best.
• Behave responsibly at the rink side; do not embarrass your child.
• Show appreciation and support the coach/club/event staff.
• Ensure your child is punctual.
• Be realistic and supportive.
• Ensure your child has appropriate showering equipment, plus adequate food and drink.
• Accept the official’s judgment and do not attempt to access the ice surface
• Promote their child’s participation in playing sport for fun.
As a parents/carer you have the right to:
• Know your child is safe.
• Be informed of problems or concerns relating to your children.
• Be informed if your child is injured.
• Have your consent sought for issue such as trips or photography.
• Contribute to decisions within the club.
• Have any concerns you have about any aspect of your child’s welfare listened to responded to.
Any breaches of this code of conduct will be dealt with immediately by a “Name of Club/ Team or Event” official. Persistent concerns or breaches will result in you being asked not to attend games if your attendance is considered detrimental to the welfare of young participants.
The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behavior may be the “Club, team or Event” officials regrettably asking the child to leave the session, event or club.