Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

Gidea Park & Romford CC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. Gidea Park & Romford CC believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, 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 Gidea Park & Romford CC.

The Club has adopted the following ECB Codes of Conduct:

Members and Guests*
  • All Members and Guests of Gidea Park & Romford CC will:  
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket 
  • Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed Display high standards of behaviour 
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
  • Recognise good performance not just match results
  • Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club
  • Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
  • Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:
  • Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
  • Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
  • Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’
* Members and Guests include all members and officers of the Cricket Club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch / attend / participate / officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.

Young People
  • As members of Gidea Park & Romford CC young people are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:   
  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club  

Coaches and volunteers  
  • Observe the Conduct and Child Protection Policy
  • Consider well-being and safety before performance
  • Consider only activities appropriate to age, ability and experience
  • Avoid exerting undue influence over players to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Value enthusiasm and good conduct as well as ability
  • Develop appropriate working relationships with players, their teachers, clubs and their families, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Promote the 'Spirit of Cricket'
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Players are asked to be fair and help everyone to enjoy the game 

  • Discuss the child's needs and progress with the coach
  • Bring any relevant concerns to the attention of the coach or the Child Protection Officer or another Panel member
  • Encourage your children to learn and observe the laws of cricket
  • Recognise and encourage fair play. In matches clap incoming batsmen and applaud good performances of both sides
  • Help your children to recognise good performances, not just good results
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials. Support and help team managers and appointed volunteers; avoid questioning or criticism of their judgement in public
  • Encourage but never force your children to play
  • All adults are expected to act as good role models for the children