Code of Conduct for Young People
WHW is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its users. LWSS believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the facility should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, users 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 Gregor Muir, child welfare officer or Doug Little, chairperson.
WHW strives to offer a positive cycling experience.
As a user, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:
CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO:
- Be friendly and particularly welcoming to new users.
- Be supportive and committed to other riders, and offer comfort when required.
- Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do.
- Keep within the defined boundary of the riding area.
- Behave and listen to all instructions from the adults.
- Respect the volunteers and their decisions.
- Take care of equipment owned by the facility.
- All users must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- Refrain from the use of bad language or racial references.
- Refrain from bullying (this includes bullying on social media, etc.) or persistent use of rough and dangerous behaviour.
- Challenge or report the bullying of your peers.
- Users should keep to agreed timings for sessions and inform the club if they are going to be unavoidably late.
- Users must wear suitable kit – helmet and gloves are mandatory.
- Users must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
- Show respect to other youth members/leaders and show team spirit.
- Keep themselves safe.
- Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations.
- Participate fairly and be trustworthy.
- Respect officials and accept decisions.
- Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat.
- Make the Bike Park a fun place to be.
CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Be safe and happy in their chosen activity.
- Be listened to.
- Be respected and treated fairly.
- Be protected from abuse by other member or outside sources.
- Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability.
- Be believed.
- Ask for help.
Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the immediate coach and reported verbally to the designated person (club child welfare officer). Persistent misbehaviour will result in dismissal from the club. Parents will be informed at all stages.
Welfare officer – Gregor Muir