Equality policy statement
This club is committed to ensuring that equality and diversity is incorporated across all
aspects of its development
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally and fairly, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club believes everyone has the right to enjoy badminton in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality and diversity.
Any incidents of discriminatory behaviour will be responded to swiftly and action taken according to our Disciplinary Procedures.
Badminton England believes that badminton is a sport for all and encourages all clubs to support disabled people who want to enjoy playing, coaching or volunteering in their club.
We , Bath Women’s Badminton Club, believe that badminton is a sport for all, and pledge to make all reasonable efforts to provide opportunities for and work with disabled people who want to enjoy playing, coaching or volunteering in our club. We will ensure that all of our members and guests are treated with respect at all times.
Code of practice for officials and volunteers
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All volunteers must:
1.Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
2.Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
3.Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
4.Promote the positive aspects of badminton (e.g. fair play).
5.Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
6.Follow all safeguarding and best practice guidelines laid down by Badminton England and the club.
7.Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover, including being a member of the coaching register if a qualified coach.
8.Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
9.Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
10.Encourage participants to value their performances not just results.
11.Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
12.Not use social or other electronic media to publicly criticise any other player, parent or official involved in the game of badminton or otherwise bring the sport into disrepute through inappropriate communications.