Kidmore End Cricket Club will not accept or condone bullying and will address all forms of bullying.
Everyone involved with cricket at Kidmore End Cricket Club, whatever their role, has a responsibility to work to stop bullying.
ACTION TO HELP PREVENT BULLYING IN CRICKET
An individual should:
- Take all signs of bullying very seriously.
- Encourage all young people to speak and share their concerns, help the victim to speak out and tell the person in charge or someone in authority.
- Create an open environment.
- Investigate all allegations and take action to ensure the victim is safe. Speak with the victim and the bully(ies) separately.
- Reassure the victim that you can be trusted and will help them, although do not promise that you will not tell what has been said.
- Keep a record of what is said (what happened, by whom and when)
- Report and concerns to the appointed Welfare Officer.
ACTION TOWARDS THE BULLY(IES)
The coach or person in charge should:
- Talk with the bully(ies) and explain the situation. Try to ensure the bully(ies) understand the consequences of his/her behaviour. Seek an apology to the victim(s).
- Inform the bully’s parents
- Insist on the return of borrowed items and that the bully(ies) compensate the victims.
- Impose sanctions as necessary.
- Encourage and support the bully(ies) to change behaviour.
- Hold meetings with the families to report on progress.
- Inform all organisational members of action taken.
- Keep a written record of action taken. May 2005