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SAFEGUARDING - CODE OF ETHICS

Hockey Wales is committed to making Hockey a safe sport for all its members and we will ensure you have the right tools to make sure we can keep the game safe and fun.

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HOCKEY WALES CODE OF ETHICS

As the National Governing Body for hockey in Wales, Hockey Wales is responsible for setting the standards and values that apply at every level. The Code of Ethics encapsulates all of the sporting, moral and ethical principles that hockey represents.

We think of hockey as a sport for all. A family sport that anyone can enjoy however they choose to participate – as a player, umpire, official, volunteer or a parent supporting on the side-lines. However you choose to be involved in the games, you have a right to do it with enjoyment.

Although we are responsible for setting the standards, everyone involved in hockey has a responsibility to promote the sport, making sure that there is equal access and opportunity for all and that fairness and respect is upheld.

By sharing this code across the sport, we believe that we can uphold the highest standards of integrity and ensure that the reputation of the sport is – and remains – at a high level.

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EXPECTED MINIMUM STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR AND CONDUCT

All individuals involved in hockey will, at all times:

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Respect the spirit of fair play in hockey. This is more than playing within the rules. It also incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating with the right spirit.

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Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.

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Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.

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Promote the reputation of the sport and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.

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Protect themselves and others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.

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Never use inappropriate language or gestures.

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Abide by the HW_Safeguarding_Policy.

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Abide by the HW Equity Policy.

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Abide by the Hockey Wales Anti-doping Rules.

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Take personal responsibility to ensure that they are suitably insured for their activities.

To report concerns about a person that is working with young people

Please call the Lead Safeguarding Officer on 07397 374 242 or email safeguarding@hockeywales.org.uk.

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Hockey Wales is the trading name of The Welsh Hockey Union Ltd (Co reg no. 04891518 incorporated on 8 September 2003) which is a company limited by guarantee. The Registered address is Welsh Hockey Union Ltd, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW.