OUR ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

All forms of bullying will be addressed
Everybody in the club has a responsibility to work together to stop bullying
Bullying can include online as well as offline behaviour


Bullying can include:

 

  • physical pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc.

  • humiliation or the continual ignoring of individuals, name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and emotional torment through ridicule,

  • posting of derogatory or abusive comments, videos or images on social network sites

  • racial taunts, graffiti, gestures, sectarianism 

  • sexual comments, suggestions or behaviour

  • unwanted physical contact-children with a disability, from ethnic minorities, young people who are gay or lesbian, or those with learning difficulties are more vulnerable to this form of abuse and are more likely to be targeted.

Shoden martial arts & fitness will:

 

  • recognise its duty of care and responsibility to safeguard all participants from harm

  • promote and implement this anti-bullying policy

  • seek to ensure that bullying behaviour is not accepted or condoned

  • require all members of the organisation/club to be given information about, and sign up to, this policy

  • take action to investigate and respond to any alleged incidents of bullying

  • ensure that coaches are given access to information, guidance and/or training on bullying.

Each participant, coach, volunteer or official will:

  • respect every child’s need for, and rights to, an environment where safety, security, praise, recognition and opportunity for taking responsibility are available

  • respect the feelings and views of others

  • recognise that everyone is important and that our differences make each of us special and should be valued

  • show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities, contributions and progress

  • be committed to the early identification of bullying, and prompt and collective action to deal with it

  • ensure safety by having rules and practices carefully explained and displayed for all to see

  • report incidents of bullying they see – by doing nothing you are condoning bullying.

 

Policy reviewed March 2018

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000

A free 24-hour service which provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.

 

NSPCC Textphone (for people who are deaf or hard of hearing): 0800 056 0566 Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

 

NSPCC Asian Child Protection Helpline: 0800 096 7719

(Mon–Fri 11am–7pm)

 

ChildLine: 0800 1111

A free 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger

Anti-Bullying Alliance www.antibullyingalliance.org

IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD, NEED ADVICE OR TO TALK TO SOMEONE YOU CAN CALL THESE NUMBERS FREE

© 2018 by Shoden Martial arts & fitness

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