Code of Conduct
We take the code of conduct very seriously and require all teams to read the code of conduct before the start of the season. It is the duty of all captains to ask their teams to read our code and abide by this at all times. Our code can be found here.
Children and young people have a right to feel safe and be protected from harm in all areas of their lives including sport. It is important that young individuals have a positive experience of sport in order that they will continue to choose sport throughout their lives and can benefit from the health and wellbeing advantages including teamwork, fitness and confidence.
Adults involved in sport which includes young people are often in a position of trust and as such have a responsibility to ensure that the youngsters are supported in any concerns they may have and are helped to be free from any physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect. In sport, bullying and intimidation should be recognised as abuse despite the context of competition.
RANA aims to provide its members with an understanding of safeguarding and a procedure to follow in the event that any concerns are observed or raised.
We have adopted the England netball safeguarding policy and this can be found here. We also want teams to understand how to report a concern, and this is where the information can be found to do so www.englandnetball.co.uk. The committee have appointed 2 safeguarding officers.
They can be contacted via email, please send to Julia Hart or Shirley Hall.
England netball monthly safeguarding newsletter
Bullying and Harassment
We hope our code of conduct and safeguarding policy make it very clear on what we expect of players, officials, and spectators. However, we also take bullying very seriously and will not tolerate this in any way. We have adopted the England Netball anti-bullying and harassment policy which can also be found here.