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The Responsible Parent / Person with Parental Responsibility Code of Conduct

As a responsible parent/person with parental responsibility you will: 

  • Check out the people who are coaching or managing your child
  • Not place undue pressure on children to perform, participate or compete
  • Assume responsibility for the safe transportation of your children to and from events and training activities
  • Take an active interest in your child's participation
  • Attend training and competitions whenever possible
  • Ensure that your child does not take unnecessary valuable items to training or competition
  • Know exactly where your child will be at all times and who they are with
  • Return a written informed consent form to the Club/Team Manager/Chaperone, including next of kin details, health and medical requirements, before your child goes to any 'away' events
  • Inform your child's coach of any illness or disability that needs to be taken into consideration for athletic performance
  • Provide any necessary medication that your child needs for the duration of any trips
  • Report any concerns you have about your child's welfare / treatment to the club / regional / national welfare officer (this does not affect your rights to notify the social services department or police if you feel a crime has been committed
  • Never make assumptions about your child's safety