The following Codes of Conduct must be followed by all participating in activities organised by Leicestershire Orienteering Club or acting on behalf of the club.
- LEI Code of Conduct for Club Officials and Volunteers
- LEI Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers
- LEI Code of Conduct for Participants
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Code of Conduct for Officials & Volunteers
All volunteers must –
- Consider the well-being and safety of participants before competition and the development of performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, 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 the sport (e.g. fair play).
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour.
- Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body and the Club.
- Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
- Never exert undue influence over participants to obtain personal benefit or reward.
- Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
LEI Code of Conduct for Participants
The Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. See also the club’s Safeguarding Policy.
The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect for each other, be 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 designated club officer.
As a member of the Leicestershire Orienteering Club you are expected to abide by the following Code of Conduct for participants:
- All members should compete within the rules of the club and of British Orienteering and respect officials and their decisions.
- All members should respect fellow competitors.
- Members should pay any fees for competition or training events promptly.
- Members should keep to agreed timings for club activities or inform the organisers if they are going to be late.
- Members should wear suitable kit for training and events.
- Junior members should ensure they provide a Consent and Medical form for all relevant training sessions and events.
- Junior members are not allowed to smoke, or to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind, at training sessions or when representing the Club in competitions.
- All members must treat the environment in which they compete or train with care and respect.
LEI Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers
All parents and carers should endevour to –
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and compete within them.
- Discourage unfair competition and arguing with officials.
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
- Never force your child to take part in orienteering.
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance 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 enjoy their orienteering.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
All the above Codes of Conduct were accepted at the February 2008 committee meeting.