Clubmark Policies

(Clubmark is a national scheme to regulate the conditions under which young people participate in sport, ensuring that the actions of all involved and the policies adopted provide a safe and well managed environment.)

  1. The Aims and Objectives of the GALLOW IBC
    1. To ensure that the Club membership is open to all regardless of age, colour, race gender, religion, disability and any other issue.
    2. To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in indoor bowls.
    3. To promote the Club within the local community and indoor bowls.
    4. To manage the GALLOW Indoor Bowls Club.
    5. To ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club.
    6. To provide all OF its services in a way that is fair to everyone.
  2. The GALLOW IBC Child Protection Policy
    The policy document is kept in the Sports Centre Office. It may be accessed by any member having reasonable cause. (This document also contains emergency contact details for juniors.)
  3. The GALLOW IBC Child Protection Officer
    The currently appointed CPO is Bryan Barnes. He may be contacted concerning any child protection issues on 07921 887179. In his absence, matters may also be raised with the Sports Centre Duty Manager.
  4. Sport England Equity policy statement
    This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising 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 behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
  5. The following Codes of Conduct have been adopted by the GALLOW IBC.
    1. Code of practice for club officials and volunteers
      The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All volunteers must: Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance. Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect. Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part. Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play). Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance. Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body and the club. Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover. Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward. Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances. Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results. Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
    2. Code of practice for parents/carers
      Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them. Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials. Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results. Never force your child to take part in sport. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all. Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes. Publicly accept officials’ judgements. Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport. Use correct and proper language at all times. Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
    3. Code of practice for junior members

      GALLOW IBC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with The Head Junior Coach or any assistant coach present. As a member of the GALLOW IBC, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice: All members must play within the rules of the game and respect officials and their decisions. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity. Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late. Members must wear suitable kit – complying to the club dress code for the event, for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager. Members must pay any fees due for training or events promptly. Junior members will return any club property if asked by a club official. All junior members acknowledge that the misuse of drugs and under age consumption of alcohol is prohibited whilst on Club premises or representing the club at away venues

    1. Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation.
    2. Is there danger of further injuries?
    3. Listen to what the injured person is saying.
    4. Alert a first-aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
    5. In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
    6. Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
    7. Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
    8. Contact the injured person’s parent/carer. Details in the Parental Consent forms at the rear of the Child Protection File, kept in the office)
    9. Complete an incident/accident report form.
    The content of this notice will be reviewed annually before each new indoor season.
    Members may seek clarification of any points herein by writing or speaking to any Bowls Committee Member.Chairman……………………… Dated……………………….