Heathrow Boxing Club Policy
Heathrow Boxing Club is an Affiliated Member of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) and as such adopts a Club Policy which is supported by and compliments the ABAE Equity Policy. Our Club Policy, Club Rules and Code of Conduct for boxers, coaches, volunteers, parents and carers can be downloaded here. These policies are mandatory and acceptance of them is a non-negotiable requirement when becoming a member or attending this club.
- This club adopts the ABAE Equity Policy and 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 beliefs, 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 the club and ABAE disciplinary procedures.
Child Protection Policy
Heathrow Boxing Club is an Affiliated Member of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) and as such adopts a Club Child Protection Policy which is supported and compliments the ABAE National Child Protection Policy. This Policy can be downloaded here. These policies are mandatory and acceptance of them is a non-negotiable requirement when becoming a member of this club. You may obtain copies of the ABAE Child Protection Policy from the National ABAE office on 01142 235639 or it can be viewed/downloaded from the ABAE website at http://www.abae.org
- This club has a duty of care to Children and Young People (under 18 years of age) and the safety and welfare of them is paramount.
- This club acknowledges that is has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the well being of Children and Young People within the club.
- This club acknowledges that every Child and Young Person has a right to enjoy membership and the sport of amateur boxing within a safe, enjoyable setting
- This club will continually review this policy in the light of identified ‘best practice’.
- This club acknowledges that every member including Committee, Coach, Official and Volunteer have a moral and legal responsibility to safeguard and promote every Child & Young Person’s welfare.
- This club is committed to ensuring that every Child & Young Person regardless of age, ability, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender has a right to learn, participate in and enjoy Amateur Boxing, free of the fear and safe from abuse of any type.
- This club ensures that all members of Committee, Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current (ABAE) Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure which is registered with the ABAE CRB Umbrella Body.
- This club will treat seriously and deal rigorously with any incidence of abuse and will at all times follow the procedures laid down by the ABAE National Child Protection Policy.
- Any abuse or inappropriate behaviour regarding Children and Young People will be challenges and dealt with appropriately.
- This club clearly understands that abuse comes in many forms which include Emotional, Physical and Sexual. Foul language, bullying and requiring an athlete to train at inappropriate level is also recognised as a form of abuse.
- This club acknowledges that it is the responsibility of experts to determine whether or not abuse is/has taken place, it is however everyone’s responsibility to report concerns and/or abuse.