IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

All of Deep Dish venues are registered clubs with Volleyball England.​

Below are procedures and policies that are currently in force at all venues.

RISK ASSESSMENTS

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Crystal Palace


Risk Assessment - Click HERE Covid-19 Risk Assessment - Click HERE





POLICIES

Complaint Form


We hope that all club members have a positive and satisfying experience playing with Deep Dish Beach Volleyball. However, if you’d like to raise a concern or complain about any issue, you will need to send a completed complaint form to info@deepdishbeach.com. The form is simple – just answer the questions below and send it by email or print and hand it over directly to Deep Dish via the email above. Your Name: Date:

  1. State your comment, concern or complaint
  2. When and where the events mentioned above took place?
  3. Have you tried to resolve this issue there and then and what was the outcome?
  4. In your opinion, what would be a satisfactory solution for the above issue?
THANK YOU!




Safeguarding Policy


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Deep Dish strives to create an environment where all children and young people can enjoy volleyball free from abuse and harassment. Deep Dish recognises that:

  • All children and young people deserve a right to protection from harm or abuse regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, identity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation
  • A child’s welfare is paramount
  • Those working with children have a moral and legal responsibility to safeguard and promote a child’s welfare particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse
  • Some children are additionally vulnerable due to experiences, communication needs, support needs, or other issues
  • Working together with children, parents, carers and other agencies is essential to promote young people’s welfare
Deep Dish will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
  • Developing and maintaining strong safeguarding policy and procedure
    • Working with the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) to review and adapt policies and procedures
    • Ensuring safeguarding and child protection procedures are well communicated and readily available to all
    • Reviewing this policy at least every 3 years, or when an issue is raised regarding the policy or procedure, in line with the policy review process
    • Developing a code of conduct for all staff and volunteers
    • Encouraging understanding of the safeguarding policies and procedures by parents, carers and guardians
    • Managing allegations against staff, volunteers, parents, carers, children and others appropriately, using the safeguarding reporting procedure
  • The safe recruitment and upskilling of staff
    • Recruiting all staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all relevant suitability checks are made before working with volunteers
    • Ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of the safeguarding policies and procedures
    • Promoting a positive safeguarding culture throughout the recruitment experience
  • Creating an environment that makes children feel safe, valued and listened to
    • Providing a safe physical environment, as outlined in the Health and Safety Policy
    • Ensuring staff adhere to the Behaviour Management procedure, and that children understand how to flag an issue
  • Reacting quickly and appropriately to concerns and reporting
    • Recording information professionally and storing securely
    • Sharing information and concerns with agencies where necessary, involving children, and any relevant parties appropriately and in accordance with data protection regulations, while keeping the interests of the child paramount
    • Ensuring relevant, up-to-date information on the local social care, hospitals, police contacts, and any other agencies for each Deep Dish venue working with young children
Legal framework This policy has been created on the basis of law and guidance that aims to protect children, namely:
  • Children Act 1989
  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Children Act 2004
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years; HM Government 2015
  • Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers; HM Government 2015
  • England: Working together to safeguard children: HM Government 2015
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
Supplementary policy and procedures This policy should be read alongside the following:
  • Safeguarding Reporting Procedure
  • Behaviour Management Procedure
  • Equity Policy
  • Missing Child Procedure
  • Recruitment and Training Policy
  • Reporting Policy
Definitions Children The Children Acts 1989 and 2004 define children as under 18 years of age




Health & Safety Policy


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is strongly committed to encouraging our members to take part, but the health, well-being and safety of each individual is always our paramount concern. We recommend levels of training dependent on age and ability, and expect our junior & adult players to participate within these boundaries. TO SUPPORT OUR HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:

  • Undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of the club premises and all activities
  • Create a safe environment by putting health & safety measures in place as identified by the assessment
  • Ensure that all players are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependant on age, maturity and development
  • Ensure that all players are aware of, understand and follow the club’s health & safety policy
  • Appoint a competent club member/staff to assist with health and safety responsibilities
  • Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first aider at all times
  • Report any injuries or accidents sustained during any club activity or whilst on the club premises
  • Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.
ALL PLAYERS HAVE A DUTY TO:
  • Take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do
  • Co-operate with Deep DIsh on health & safety issues
  • Correctly use all equipment provided
  • Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare
To view the club risk assessment please see Risk Assessment section above




Emergency Procedures


  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation.
  • Is there danger of further injuries?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the first aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
  • In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
  • Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
  • Do not move someone with major injuries.
  • Wait for the emergency medics.
  • Contact the injured person’s emergency contact/parent/carer.
  • Complete an incident/accident report form.
USEFUL NUMBERS Croydon University Hospital (incl A&E department) - 530 London Rd, Croydon, CR77YE, England - 02084013000




Grievance Procedure


  1. If a player has a complaint or grievance concerning a player/staff, it must be set out in writing and sent to Deep Dish via email at info@deepdishbeach.com
  2. Deep Dish Beach Volleyball will appoint an impartial member (IM)
  3. The (IM) will invite the player to attend a meeting to discuss the grievance. The playermay be assisted at such meeting either by a colleague/parent of fellow player.
  4. The meeting must not take place unless the player has had a reasonable opportunity to consider his/her response to the complaint/grievance.
  5. The player must take all reasonable steps to attend the meeting. If the player does not attend the meeting then the (IM) may consider the grievance in his absence, adjourn the hearing or take such other action as deemed necessary.
  6. After the meeting the (IM) will inform the player of his decision concerning the complaint/grievance and their decision is final.




Equity Policy


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Volleyball England’s definition of sports equity: Volleyball England (VE) supports the principle of equal opportunities for all participants, member, representatives and employees whilst working for, or on behalf of VE. It opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, race, nationality, religion, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexuality, or unrelated criminal convictions, or disability. Deep Dish respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status. Deep DIsh is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy Volleyball in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All players have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. Deep Dish will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour immediately and according to constitutional disciplinary procedure.




Social Media Policy


Please note that these social networking sites are supposed to be just that - social. Used in the right way it is a great social tool. It should be used to keep in touch with friends. Over the years, many Deep Dish Beach Volleyball players have had positive relationships with lots of different players in the country as a result of using social network sites responsibly.

These sites should not be used for winding people up, having a go, upsetting them. Nobody should believe it is okay to use a social network site in such a way.

Used in the wrong way by silly, immature nasty people it is a recipe for disaster. If people do not realise the limits of common decency, can't respect themselves or others then perhaps they shouldn't be using a medium that is out there on the web for all to see. Do not be one of these people. There is also no need to swear on these sites - it reflects badly on you and all connected with you.

Should any "conversation" you are involved in get out of hand with unacceptable comments being made, stop and get out. You should report offensive, racist, sexist social network comments made by any player/


We would remind you that Deep Dish has a Code of Conduct which we expect you to adhere to. Deep Dish will take action against any person bringing Deep Dish into disrepute.




Anti Bullying Policy


At Deep Dish Beach Volleyball we believe that every effort must be made to eradicate bullying in all its forms. Bullying can be difficult to define and can take many forms which can be categorised as:

  • Physical - hitting, kicking, theft
  • Verbal - homophobic or racist remarks, threats, name calling
  • Emotional - isolating an individual from activities

All forms of bullying include:

  • Deliberate hostility and aggression towards a victim
  • A victim who is weaker and less powerful than the bully or bullies
  • An outcome which is always painful and distressing for the victim

Bullying behaviour may also include:

  • Other forms of violence
  • Sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing
  • Tormenting, ridiculing, humiliation
  • Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
  • Unwanted physical contact or abusive or offensive comments of a sexual nature

Deep Dish will not tolerate bullying in any of forms during Deep Dish activities or on the Deep Dish premises. We are intent that we will:

  • Take the problem seriously
  • Encourage all to speak out and share their concerns.
  • Create an open environment.
  • Investigate any and all incidents and accusation of bullying
  • Talk to bullies and their victims separately
  • Impose sanctions which may include expulsion against bullies
  • Keep a written record of incidents and the action taken.




Missing Child Procedure


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball are always alert to the possibility that children can go missing before or during sessions.

If a child cannot be located during a session, the following steps will be taken:

  • All staff will be informed that the child is missing.
  • Staff will conduct a thorough search of the premises and surrounding area.
  • If the child still cannot be found then the child’s parent will be contacted.
  • If there is no answer from the parents/carers the police will be informed.
  • Staff will continue to search for child whilst waiting for the police and parents to arrive.
  • We will maintain as normal a routine as possible for the rest of the children.
  • Staff will liaise with the police and the child’s parent or carer.

The incident will be recorded on an accident form. A review will be conducted regarding this and any other related incidents along with relevant policies and procedures.

We will identify and implement any changes as necessary.




Safeguarding Reporting & Child Welfare Procedure


The aim of this document is to outline the Deep Dish Volleyball procedures used to identify and report safeguarding and general welfare issues. Deep Dish Beach volleyball recognises that reporting may be against staff, volunteers, parents, children or others, and that the procedure should be different depending on the type of allegation, with the welfare of the child paramount. These 4 key steps are used to notice and respond to possible welfare concerns in all cases:

  • Be Alert to the signs- know, and look for signs and indicators suggestive of a welfare or safeguarding concern, outlined in Section 2.2.
  • Question Behaviours- If a child exhibits any unusual behaviours that suggest a welfare or safeguarding issue, staff will try to speak to the child, adopting the dealing with disclosures guidance in Appendix 1.
  • Ask For Help- If a disclosure, concern or suspicion is raised, staff or externals may consult the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO). If the DSO is implicated, the person should consult the Director, who will appoint a Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL). If external advice is sought, use the NSPCC Helpline, or the Bromley Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
  • Refer- The DSL will usually decide the best course of action for referral, will record information safely and securely, and will take the referral process forward, feeding back to the person that has consulted them about the concern, suspicion or disclosure.
It won’t always be appropriate to go through each stage in order, depending on urgency. If a child is ever in danger of immediate harm, call 999 and ask for the police straight away. 1. Procedure for dealing with disclosure, concerns or suspicions 1.1 About an adult If a child is ever in danger of immediate harm, call 999 and ask for the police straight away. This procedure outlines how Deep Dish Beach Volleyball will react to allegations A disclosure, concern or suspicion will be dealt with using the Dealing with Disclosure guidance in Appendix 1. Appendix 2 details the process from the point of disclosure, concern or raising of suspicion. 1.2 About a child If a child is ever in danger of immediate harm, call 999 and ask for the police straight away. A child displaying abusive behaviour may not always realise or understand that they are doing so, and this needs to be kept in mind. Allegations If allegations have been made against a child, by another child, parent, or external, staff will follow this procedure:
  • Adopt the dealing with disclosure guidance detailed in Appendix 1.
  • Talk to the Designated Safeguarding officer to determine the best course of action. Alternatively, they may contact the NSPCC helpline for support and guidance.
  • Respond appropriately on the basis of the support and guidance received.
A staff member observes behaviour that causes concern on site If a child is behaving inappropriately and this may impact the welfare of other children, Deep Dish staff will respond immediately using the following procedure:
  • Stay calm- remember, the child may not realise they are doing something wrong
  • Explain why their behaviour is unsuitable
  • Explain how they can improve their behaviour
  • Make notes on the interaction after and send them to the designated Safeguarding officer
A child tells a member of staff they have been behaving abusively If a child tells a member of staff that they have been behaving abusively, they will respond with the following procedure:
  • Adopt the dealing with disclosure guidance in Appendix 1
  • Reassure the child that they have done the right thing. Remember that a child telling you that they have abused is also a child in need of support
  • Listen, but do not interrogate the child. Use non-judgemental language
  • The staff member will tell them that they will have to do what they can to keep the child and the other children involved safe
  • The staff member will explain what they are going to do next, and that they will need to talk to people who can help
  • The staff member will reassure the child that they can get help to change their behaviour and move forward with their life. They may suggest the child contacts Childline for support
In each of these cases, if a child or young person behaves inappropriately towards another child, a decision will need to be made about whether the child is significantly impacting the welfare of other children, and whether a child protection concern (defined in section 3.1) may need to be raised. This decision will be made by the Designated Safeguarding Officer, the coach responsible for the supervision of the children involved, a senior manager and any other agencies or child protection services as necessary. If a child protection concern is raised, the Deep Dish reserves the right to suspend a child immediately if it is felt that their presence and behaviour is negatively impacting the welfare of other children. This may be done by staff, with parents or carers being asked to pick up the child immediately. 2. Procedure for dealing with general welfare concerns The following section outlines the procedures around disclosures and concerns around mental health issues. This procedure recognises that the child’s welfare is paramount, that mental health is a spectrum, and depending on severity, that confidentiality may not be possible. If a mental health issue is disclosed, Deep Dish staff will follow the below procedure:
  • Adopt the Dealing with Disclosure guidance in Appendix 1, creating an open environment and trying to understand the severity.
  • Respond appropriately based on the severity. This may include signposting to relevant resources or services, referral or other actions. If in doubt of the correct step, consult the DSO. It may not always be possible to consult or inform parents, eg. if the child’s consent is not given and the issue is less severe.
  • If a child is in immediate danger, urgent action must be taken. A mental health emergency will be taken as seriously as a physical one. Call 999 or go to A&E
  • Further monitoring of the situation. Mental health is a spectrum, and position on the spectrum may vary from day-to-day.
3. Definitions 3.1 Definition of a child protection concern Deep Dish Beach Volleyball believes that an allegation becomes a child protection concern when:
  • The behaviour involves physical or sexual assault or harmful sexual behaviour
  • A child suffers significant harm as a result of another child’s behaviour
  • There is a power imbalance, eg. age difference of over 2 years, difference in size, difference in skill.
  • The behaviour forms part of a regular pattern of harmful behaviour.
A child protection concern may also be raised if the child carrying out the abuse is suspected of doing so as a result of abuse they have experienced. In this case, the NSPCC, or MASH may be contacted for support. Deep Dish understands that there may be levels of nuance, and the obvious action may not always be clear. If this is the case, staff will contact the NSPCC Helpline, or MASH for support. 3.2 Definitions and indicators of abuse or neglect Abuse and neglect are types of maltreatment. A person abuses or neglects a child by inflicting harm or failing to act to prevent harm from being inflicted to the child. Physical Abuse: Deliberately physically hurting a child eg. Hitting, scratching, shaking, throwing. Indicators may include:
  • Children frequently having injuries
  • Children with unexplained or unusual:
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Burns or scalding
  • Scratches
  • Fractures
Emotional Abuse: Persistent emotional mistreatment of a child. Eg. Telling a child they are worthless, unloved, silencing or not giving a child chances to express their views, or ‘making fun’ of them. Emotional blackmail, for example pressuring children and young people to comply with sexual requests via technology. Indicators may include:
  • Children who are withdrawn or scared about making mistakes
  • Parents or carers who give their child the ‘cold shoulder’
  • People who humiliate the child, by name-calling or making negative comparisons
  • Parents or carers who blame their issues on their child
Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse is any sexual activity with a child. Eg. Physical sexual contact, production of sexual images, encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways. Indicators may include:
  • Children showing knowledge or interest in acts of a sexual nature that are inappropriate to their age
  • Children with sexual health problems, including underage pregnancy, soreness in the genital areas
  • Children asking others to behave sexually
Bullying or Cyberbullying: Bullying is when individuals or groups seek to harm, intimidate or coerce someone who is perceived to be vulnerable (Oxford English Dictionary, 2021). This can be a form of discrimination, particularly if it’s based on a child’s disability, race, gender, religion or belief, gender-identity or sexuality. Cyber bullying can include sending threatening or abusive messages online, setting up hate sites or groups, creating and sharing embarrassing pictures or videos. Indicators may include:
  • Exhibiting distress or anxiety
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Changes in appearance, performance, and/or behaviour.
  • Loss of confidence
  • Issues eating and/or sleeping
Neglect: Regular failure to provide for a child’s basic needs. Eg failure to provide adequate hygiene, supervision, food, shelter. Indicators include:
  • Children who are regularly dirty or hungry
  • Children with inadequate clothing
  • Children who do not receive basic health support or care
  • Parents failing to seek treatment when their children are injured/ill
Other, more direct indicators may be
  • Allegations from a child, parent or external. An allegation from a child may not always be framed as such, as they may not realise the behaviour is abusive
  • Observation by a staff member, ie. abusive behaviour happens on-site
  • A child tells a member of staff that they have been behaving abusively
3.3 Definitions and indicators of mental health issues Common indicators of mental health issues include:
  • Sudden changes in mood or behaviour
  • Self-harm
  • Unexplained weight loss, gain or other physical changes
  • Sudden poor performance
  • Social habit changes
4. Contacts for referrals
  • NSPCC Helpline- 0808 800 5000
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer- tom@deepdishbeach.com
  • Director of Deep Dish Beach Volleyball- jake@deepdishbeach.com
  • Police: 999
  • NHS: 111
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Children’s services, Bromley Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • 020 8461 7373 / 020 8461 7309
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
  • LADO@bromley.gov.uk / 020 8461 7775
Appendix 1 - Dealing with disclosures - Click HERE




Mobile Phone Policy


  • Deep Dish Beach Volleyball recognises that mobile phones are becoming increasingly familiar to children, and that many have a mobile device.
  • Deep Dish recognises the potential risks with ownership and use of mobile phones.
  • Deep Dish camps and sessions are designed to be fun, active and engaging, with safety at the forefront.
  • In order to support this, Deep Dish prohibits the use of mobile phones and electronic devices during children’s camps and sessions.




Additional Support Policy


Deep Dish understands that some children and young people require additional support. In line with the Equality Act 2010, we can make reasonable adjustments to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment for most children, regardless of their specific needs.

  • Parents are prompted to provide information on their children’s additional support and behavioural needs when booking online. Data is used solely for the child’s care and is stored safely and confidentially, and with access limitations.
  • Deep Dish Beach Volleyball requires honesty and transparency about additional support a child may need. If a child requires a higher level of supervision than we offer in our standard staff-to-group ratios, their support needs may detract from the welfare of other children and vice versa.
  • In the case of additional support or behavioural support, an Additional Support Assessment (ASA) is completed at the time of booking. This is reviewed by our team to determine the suitability of our sessions or camps and what, if any, adaptations we can reasonably make to ensure the correct level of support for all participants.
  • For children with high levels of additional needs, attendance at Deep Dish Beach Volleyball training or camps is considered on an individual basis. Children requiring one-to-one care at home or at school must be accompanied by their regular carer.
  • Additional Support is considered on an individual basis and is reviewed by the designated safeguarding officer and Director.
  • Deep Dish Beach Volleyball reserves the right to contact parents and guardians at any point to collect their child if we believe it necessary for the welfare of their child, or other children.
  • Deep Dish Beach Volleyball reserves the right to decline bookings or prevent attendance if it is believed that incorrect or incomplete information has been provided at the point of booking
  • Deep Dish Beach Volleyball reserves the right to decline bookings or prevent attendance if we believe that the additional attention a child’s presence requires may detract from the welfare of the child or other children.




Intimate Care Policy


Intimate Care Intimate care is defined as care that involves washing, touching, or carrying out an invasive procedure to intimate areas. An example is cleaning up a child if they soil themselves.

Staff have a duty of care, and cleaning for hygiene purposes may involve intimate care.

The child’s welfare is paramount, and dignity should always be preserved with a high level of control, and privacy. Intimate care is a sensitive issue, requiring staff to be responsive and respectful.

Staff behaviour must be open to scrutiny.

Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is committed to ensuring the staff that are responsible for intimate care are well trained to give appropriate and consistent intimate care.

In line with the Deep Dish Safeguarding policy, if any suspicion of abuse arises from intimate care, this will be reported.

This policy will be regularly reviewed by the Designated Safeguarding Officer. Procedure

The need for staff to manage intimate care for juniors is likely to be in exceptional circumstances.

The child will be encouraged to be independent if possible. They will be given support and guidance to manage their own intimate care.

If this is not possible, contact will be made with the parent or carer. If the contact cannot arrive within an appropriate time frame, or the contacts cannot be reached, intimate care may need to be provided.

Only in exceptional circumstances should physical contact be necessary between the adult and child, and this should always be followed by on-going communication:
  • When staff are required to manage intimate care, there should be two members of staff present where possible.
  • The child shall be given appropriate privacy (ie. private room, a screen, or appropriate covering).
  • Sufficient disposable resources should be available.
  • If a child appears to be distressed, cease immediately, and ascertain why. Try to reassure them.
  • Waste is double bagged and placed in a medical bin. Parents are notified and soiled clothes are double bagged and returned.
  • Surfaces should be wiped down after each procedure, and hands should be washed thoroughly including the child’s hands.
  • Following this, a record of intimate care will be logged by a member of staff.
Legal framework This policy has been created on the basis of law and guidance that aims to protect children, namely:
  • Children Act 1989
  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Children Act 2004
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years; HM Government 2015
  • Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers; HM Government 2015
  • England: Working together to safeguard children: HM Government 2015
Supplementary policy and procedures
  • This policy should be read alongside the following
  • Safeguarding Reporting Procedure
  • Equity Policy
  • Recruitment and Training Policy
  • Reporting Policy




Positive Behaviour Management Procedure


At each camp, our coaches begin the day with a positive welcome that includes the Deep Dish Juniors code of conduct. We find this is an important part of welcoming children, and establishing rules that will keep themselves and others safe and enjoying their time at camp.

  • Be kind to others
  • Emergency procedures
  • Ask questions
  • NO Nuts
  • Stay with your group
Our coaches will always praise and reinforce great behaviour on camp. If a child displays poor or unacceptable behaviour our coaches will use different techniques to manage behaviour. The coach will discuss the behaviour with parents to learn new ways in which to improve the behaviour. We always ask parents to be transparent with us about their child’s behaviour details. This allows our team to be equipped to manage the behaviour effectively. Should a child display unacceptable behaviour continuously, we will ask for the child to take a break from Deep Dish Beach Volleyball camp activities. Deep Dish Beach Volleyball reserves the right to ask parents or guardians to collect their child from the session or camp immediately.





CODE OF CONDUCTS

Coaches Coaching Junior Players


Must be a minimum age of 18 years of age, registered with Volleyball England and must have CRB clearance Will carry out the following:

  • Positive role model and atmosphere in training and matches
  • Act with courtesy, respectfully and politely to all players, parents, other coaches and officials.
  • Ensure all players attain as high a level of competency for the sport as they are capable, with all players gaining development of technical awareness and volleyball skills which they will be able to carry on beyond junior levels.
  • Do not consume alcohol beverages in the presence of your young players or come in contact with them while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Act in a responsible moral manner in the presence of young players .
  • Use appropriate language at all times.
  • Be punctual and organised. Actively encourage fair play and good behaviour. Discourage unfair play and bad behaviour.
  • Coaches will work and develop with other Deep Dish coaches.
COACH RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop in all players interest in volleyball.
  • Develop each player’s maximum potential.
  • Encourage and deliberately boost the confidence of all players.
  • DO NOT ridicule or over criticise.
  • Ensure each coaching session is well prepared with the coaching emphasis being placed on the development and acquisition of skill, decision making and an understanding of the game.
  • Maintain the highest standards of personal discipline and courtesy during matches irrespective of the result.




Coaches/Staff


The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All coaches must:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of Volleyball e.g. fair play
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the English Volleyball Association and the club
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances
  • Encourage performers to value their performance and not just results.




Officials & Volunteers


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its players. Deep Dish believes that it is important that all players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents associated with Deep Dish should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. All officials and volunteers of Deep Dish Beach Volleyball are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants as priority during any sport activities.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants based on mutual respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of participants.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport.
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.
  • Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Encourage participants to value their performance and not just results.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.




Parents & Carers


Deep Dish believes that it is important that all members, coaches, officials, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. We highly value the support our junior members get from their parents/carers and expect that you will:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and praising good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
Everybody associated with the club is encouraged to be open and to share any concerns or comments that they may have about any aspect of Deep Dish on info@deepdishbeach.com.




Players


Deep Dish Beach Volleyball is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all players. Deep DIsh believes that it is important that all players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents associated with Deep Dish should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. You are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

  • All players must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All players must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • All players should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform Deep Dish if they are going to be absent or late.
  • All players must wear suitable kit
  • All players must pay any fees promptly
  • All players are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing Deep Dish at competitions.
  • All players are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on Deep Dish premises or whilst representing Deep Dish.