Woodhouse Grange
Cricket Club

Anti-bullying policy and procedures for dealing with bullying

Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club takes bullying seriously. Children and parents should be assured they will be supported when bullying is reported. Bullying will not be tolerated.

 

Statement of intent

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so they can train, and play, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our club. If bullying does occur, all children should be able to tell, and know, incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

We are a TELLING club. This means anyone who knows bullying is happening is expected to tell someone who can do something about it.

 

Procedures:

  • Report bullying incidents to the Club Welfare Officer
  • In cases of serious bullying, the incidents will be reported to the ECB Safeguarding Team for advice via the County Welfare Officer
  • Parents should be informed and invited to a meeting to discuss the problem
  • If necessary, and appropriate, police will be consulted
  • The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly
  • An attempt will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour
  • In cases of adults reported to be bullying cricketers under 18, the ECB must always be informed and will advise on action to be taken.