Tel. 075 1025 1864
9 Rugby Avenue
Inland Revenue Ref. No: XR6535O
Company Registration No: NIO45361
Charity Reg No: NIC 100779
Angling First Ltd
Code of Conduct
Adults interacting with children/youths in angling are in a position of trust and influence. They should always ensure that they treat children/youth with integrity and respect and that the self-esteem of children/youth is enhanced. All adult actions in the teaching of angling should be guided by what is best for the child/youth and carried out in the context of respectful and open relationships. Verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse of any kind or threat of such abuse is totally unacceptable within angling, as in society in general.
volunteers are expected to:
Ensure the safety of all children by careful supervision, proper pre-planning of sessions using safe methods at all times.
Actively encourage all children and not to discriminate on the grounds of religious beliefs, race, gender, social classes or lack of ability.
Not allow any rough or dangerous play, bullying, or the use of bad language or inappropriate behaviour.
Always be positive and to promote the objectives of the charity at all times.
Not let any allegations of abuse of any kind to go unchallenged or unrecorded if appropriate. Incidents and accidents to be recorded in the Angling First Ltd Incident/Accident book. Parents will be informed.
Report accidents or incidents of alleged abuse to the designated person.
Administer minor first aid in the presence of others and where required refer more serious incidents to the emergency services.
Have access to telephone for immediate contact to emergency services if required.
Foster team work to ensure the safety of youth members in their care
Ensure the rights and responsibilities of youth members are enforced
Report suspected abuse to the Board of Directors.
Not abuse members physically, emotionally or sexually
Maintain confidentiality about sensitive information
Be a role model (disciplined/committed/approachable), remember children learn by example
Refrain from smoking and consumption of alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions
Protect themselves from false accusation by:
Not spending excessive amounts of time alone with children away from others
Avoid taking children alone in a car on journeys, however short
Never taking children to their home.
Not administering First Aid involving the removing of children's clothing unless in the presence of others.
Volunteers have a right to:
Access ongoing training and information on all aspects of leading/managing activities for children / youths, particularly on child protection
Support in the reporting of suspected abuse
Access to professional support services
Fair and equitable treatment by the Governing Body
Be protected from abuse by children/youths, other adult members and parents
Not to be left vulnerable when working with children