SPORT AS A DISCRIMINATION FREE ZONE

Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and in particular, order without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age or metal of physical disability.

Our shared responsibilities with participants and parents are to ensure that discriminatory behaviour in the NCCP Code of Ethics is not tolerated in our sports environment.

Discrimination – occurs when an individual or group is treated unfavourably or unequally because of prejudice or stereotyping.
Prejudice – is the use of prejudgement, or having a preconceived opinion about someone.

A Stereotype – is the broad, often inaccurate, belief about characteristics of a cultural, ethnic, or racial group, used to describe an individual thought to be a member of that group.
Harassment – is comments or conduct that should reasonably be known to be unwelcome to another, and can include actions such as jokes that isolate a particular group or groups, verbal slurs and insults, and condescending or intimidating behaviours.

A CHECKLIST;
Is our team environment a discrimination free zone?
People first language is used (i.e. language that does not demean a particular person or group.
Posters and other material that demean a particular group are not displayed or exchanged (e.g. posters, cards, magazines, cartoons, videos/DVDs, screensavers)
Name-calling is not tolerated.
Jokes that poke fun at a specific population are not tolerated.
Every participant is given equitable coach attention.
Every participant is given equitable playing time.
Very participant has a say in developing the team code of conduct.
The team code of conduct outlines behaviours that will promote a discrimination free zone and all enforces this code.
Initiation ceremonies are not practised.

THIS CODE OF CONDUCT APPLIES TO ALL COACHES, ATHLETES, CARERS AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.

Many thanks
Richard Fetherston
www.Snowbility.co.uk
m. 0771 388 8199
e. Richard@snowbility.co.uk