Safeguarding our Members
EH have asked us to share the following NSPCC video link for all our parents of junior members:
Repton Hockey Club believes that all young people have the right to be safe and enjoy their involvement in hockey. We have a strictly enforced Safeguarding policy. All players, coaches, managers and parents are directed to read and use as reference for any issues that might be of concern. All safeguarding issues and concerns should be directed to The Welfare Officer, Repton Hockey Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
USE OF FACEMASKS
In the light of recent guidance from England Hockey, Repton HC has reviewed its guidance with regards to use of facemasks. Facemasks can prevent serious injury and we recommend that they are worn at penalty corners.
Repton HC believe that the use of facemasks at penalty corners is a personal player decision, as with any other personal protective equipment, such as mouthguards and gloves, and therefore will not provide facemasks for players. Parents and players are recommended to consider their own personal circumstances and if they feel they wish to purchase a facemask then they should do so. Individuals are responsible for sourcing, replacing (if damaged) and cleaning their own facemasks. Some parents have donated a few facemasks for use by youngsters, these are not classed as club owned, however if requested they can be used at certain events. If a parent or player feels they need a facemask but can demonstrate a genuine case of hardship, then they should discuss this with the Club Chairman, email@example.com
Code of Ethics & Behaviour
England Hockey has a Code of Ethics & Behaviour. This code is split into relevant sections, depending upon your role:
The Code of Behaviour outlines the expected levels of behaviour for everyone involved in hockey. Although we are responsible for setting standards, each member of the hockey family has a responsibility to ensure equal access and opportunity for all.
England Hockey have also published Best Practice Guidance with regards to safeguarding and protecting young people. This guidance is followed by our Committee, Coaches and Volunteers to ensure a safe and positive environment for all our members.