Club Policies

INTRODUCTION
Members Behaviour

Members Behaviour

All Club Members are expected to uphold the good name and best interests of Harrow Cricket Club at all times. Any member who acts at any time in a manner liable to prejudice the good name or interests of Harrow Cricket Club shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Players, Club Officials and Colts Parents Players and Club Officials shall at all times conduct play within the spirit of the game as well within the Laws of Cricket and the captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that this is adhered to. Members shall at no time engage in conduct unbecoming to their status, which could bring them, HCC or the game of cricket into disrepute. Please respect your opponents, your own captain and team, the umpires, club officials and club property.

By Joining Harrow Cricket Club you agree to abide by all the policies of the club. Please take a moment to read the attached documents and the other policies explained on this page.

HCC Safeguarding Policies.pdf

HCC Senior Cricket Selection Policy.pdf

HCC Code of Conduct.pdf

DUTY OF CARE & EQUALITY POLICY

Duty of Care and Equality

All young people have a right to be safe and enjoy their cricket. All County Boards and Clubs therefore have a duty of care to all young people participating in cricket. From a cricket point of view it is defined as: Harrow Cricket Club has to ensure the safety and welfare of any young person involved in related activities, to safeguard them and protect them from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm.

The club is committed to ensuring that equality is incorporated across all aspects of its development in doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equality. Sports equality is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behavior and promote equality of opportunity. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behavior seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.

CHILD PROTECTION

Child Protection

Our Child Protection Policy is not just to protect young people in cricket, it is to introduce good practice, raise awareness and provide piece of mind. Child protection is about ensuring that any young person or vulnerable adult is safe in any environment. It involves an ongoing awareness and education to understand what factors cause young people harm in order to identify risks to young people.

Photography Policy

Photography & Video Guidelines

The following ECB guidelines apply at Harrow Cricket Club:

  • We will not take photos or shoot videos without the prior permission of parents.

  • Parents are not allowed to photograph or film any activities at our club.

  • Under no circumstances will cameras (including on mobile phones) be used in the clubs changing areas.

  • If pictures are published on the club wesbite, names will not be added to the images.

  • Only images of children in appropriate cricket wear will be used.

  • If anyone in the club becomes aware of inappropriate or intrusive photogrpahy, it should be reported to the club welfare officer.

  • Video of batting, bolwing or fielding may be used as a coaching tool. The club will store this footage safely and only it show it to the relevant player.

  • The club will delete the footage if so requested or if the player leaves the club.

Club Policies
CHANGING ROOM POLICY (U16s)

Changing Rooms (Juniors playing adult cricket)

The Club must obtain a consent form, signed by a parent granting permission that their child can share changing facilities with adults. This becomes relevant when colts start to play adult cricket. The following ECB guidelines for changing rooms apply

  • No young person will be asked to shower or change in front of others.

  • Adults must not change or shower at the same time as juniors when sharing a facility.

  • Juniors should be given the chance to change in privacy. Once they have finished and left the building senior players may enter the room.

  • The use of any form of picture recording equipment is strictly prohibited in changing room areas.