Kidderminster Cricket Club
Statement of intent
At KCC we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so they can train, and play, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our club. If bullying does occur, all children should be able to tell, and know, incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING club. This means anyone who knows bullying is happening is expected to tell someone who can do something about it.
What is bullying?
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.
Bullying can take many forms:
Why is it important to respond to bullying?
Bullying hurts. No one should be a victim of bullying. Everyone has the right to be treated with respect. Children who are bullying also need to learn different ways of behaving.
Cricket clubs have a responsibility to respond promptly, and effectively, to issues of bullying.
Objectives of this policy
Signs and symptoms Procedures
A child may indicate, by signs or behaviour, that he or she is being bullied. Adults should be aware of signs and investigate if a child:
In more extreme cases, the child:
These signs and behaviours could indicate other problems, but bullying is a possibility and should be investigated.• Report bullying incidents to the Club Welfare Officer
In cases of adults reported to be bullying cricketers under 18, the ECB must always be informed and will advise on action to be taken.