Code of Conduct for Parents
Parents are expected to:
- Complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the club and detail any health conditions / concerns relevant to your child on the consent form. Any changes in the state of your child’s health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions. Ensure the club has up to date contact details for you and any alternative person.
- Deliver and collect your child punctually to and from coaching sessions/ matches. Please inform a member of the committee or coaching staff if there is an unavoidable problem. If the club changes your child’s group and changing times, please remember the change is to provide appropriate levels of training and enable your child to progress and should be facilitated and encouraged at all times.
- Ensure your child is properly and adequately attired for the training session/events including all required equipment
- Inform the Coach/Welfare Officer before a session if your child is to be collected early from a coaching session / match and if so by whom.
- Encourage your child to obey rules and teach them that they can only do their best.
- Behave responsibly as a spectator at training / matches and treat players, coaches, committee members and parents of yours and other clubs with due respect meeting Swim England commitment to equality.
- Ensure you do not use inappropriate language within the club environment.
- Show appreciation and support your child and all the team members.
- Ensure your child’s needs are met in terms of nutritional needs and listen to advice given from the club coach / nutritionist.
10. Support the club coach and committee appropriately and raise any concerns in an appropriate manner. Details of the club Welfare Officer can be found on the website.
11 Do not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency. If you wish to have a discussion with the coach check with the club Welfare Officer how this can be arranged.
12. Most of all help your child enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.
The club will undertake to:
- Inform you at once if your child is ill and ensure their wellbeing until you are able to collect him / her.
- Ensure good child safeguarding guidelines are followed at all times.
- Ensure all activities are properly supervised / taught / coached and consent is obtained for any activity outside of that previously agreed.
The parent has a right to:
- Make a complaint to the club if they feel the club or a member of the club is not acting appropriate to Swim England / club rules and regulations. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the club Welfare Officer.
- Make a complaint on behalf of their child to the Swim England Office of Judicial Administration.