Code of Conduct
Edinburgh Triathletes is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members 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 our Welfare Officer.
As a member of Edinburgh Triathletes you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:
- All members must race within the rules of the sport and respect officials and their decisions.
- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
- Members must wear suitable kit for training and events, as agreed with the coach or team manager.
- Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
Parents of children within the club must abide by the following:
- Treat everyone equally and with respect, and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion, pregnancy or maternity, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
- Encourage your child to learn the rules of the sport (e.g the British Triathlon Federation’s rules and/or the ITF rules, as appropriate to their competition level) and compete within them.
- Publicly accept official’s judgements.
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
- Set a good example by applauding good performance and fair play, whether by your child or by another.
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results to avoid undue disappointment.
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistake.
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
- Never force your child to take part in sport.
Edinburgh Triathletes believe that everyone who participates in our club is entitled to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. The welfare of our athletes is paramount. For this reason we take welfare very seriously. We believe that everyone (including any children and vulnerable adults) participating in our club is entitled to a duty of care and to be protected from abuse, maltreatment or misconduct. We also recognise that we have a responsibility to ensure the highest standards possible in relation to welfare. To meet our welfare responsibilities we will:
- Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of people taking part in our club.
- Require our coaches, members and volunteers to abide by TriathlonScotland’s Welfare Policy and procedures and associated Codes of Conduct.
- Promote and implement appropriate policies and procedures to provide a duty of care for all people (including any children and vulnerable adults) within the club, to safeguard their well-being and protect them from abuse.
- Ensure our nominated welfare officer is up to date with the latest good practice training and guidance in relation to welfare issues.
- Follow good practice guidance in relation to recruitment, selection, training of our coaches, officials and volunteers.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our approach to welfare.
- Respond appropriately to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of any children and / or vulnerable adults in our club in line with our policy and procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures.