Policies

Club Policies

England Squash has a desire and a duty to provide services fairly and without discrimination and is fully committed to the principles of equality of access and opportunity.

England Squash, and its affiliated clubs, has a duty to ensure that no participant, volunteer, job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, disability, race, colour, parental or marital status, nationality, religious belief or sexual preference or to be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the requirements of the activity

England Squash Whistle Blowing Policy
 

Principles

  • Everyone should be aware of the importance of eliminating fraud or wrongdoing. Report anything that you become aware of that is illegal.
  • You will not be victimised subject to a detriment or dismissed for raising a legitimate matter under this procedure.
  • Victimisation of a member for raising a qualifying disclosure under this procedure will be a disciplinary offence and dealt with under England Squash's disciplinary procedure.
  • Covering up someone else's wrongdoing is also a disciplinary offence. Never agree to remain silent about a wrongdoing, even if it is told to do so by a person in authority.
  • You will not be penalised for raising a qualifying disclosure even if it not upheld, unless the complaint was both untrue and made in bad faith.
  • It is not the responsibility of the person reporting the disclosure to investigate. It is England Squash's responsibility to investigate.
  • Confidentiality should be upheld in line with legislation and government guidance. Confidentiality will be maintained during the process to the extent that it is practical and appropriate in the circumstances.
  • Finally, maliciously making a false allegation is a disciplinary offence.

 

England Squash Anti-Bullying Policy
 

Principles

  • Bullying of any kind is not acceptable within any Club or County providing playing opportunities for children and young people.
  • England Squash has a TELLING culture and anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell their Child Officer.
  • Any incident of bullying which occurs will be taken seriously, responded to promptly, and procedures followed to resolve the situation.
  • All concerns will be taken seriously and managed accordingly within the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Squash Policies and Procedures.
  • England Squash have a moral and legal obligation to ensure that, when given responsibility for young people, coaches and volunteers provide them with the highest possible standard of care.
  • All staff and members of England Squash have a responsibility and failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action.
  • It is the responsibility of every adult working in squash whether professional or volunteer, to ensure that all young people can enjoy the sport in a safe enjoyable environment.
  • It is recognised that any procedure is only as effective as the ability and skill of those who operate it. England Squash are committed therefore to the effective recruitment, and appropriate training for all professional staff, coaches, volunteers and club members. This will enable them to work together with parents/carers and other organisations to ensure that the needs and the welfare of young people remain paramount.

 

England Squash Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Squash Policy

Principles

  • Anyone under the age of 18 will be considered a child or young person in relation to Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Squash Policy and Procedures.
  • The welfare of the child or young person is the first consideration.
  • All children and young people, regardless of age, ability, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, race or sexual identity have a right to protection from abuse.
  • The rights, dignity and worth of all young people should always be respected.
  • All staff and members of England Squash have a responsibility and failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action.
  • All concerns will be taken seriously and managed accordingly within the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Squash Policies and Procedures.
  • All allegations will be taken seriously and responded to quickly and fairly in line with England Squash Policy and Procedures.
  • It is the responsibility of safeguarding and child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but it is everyone's responsibility in Squash to act appropriately and report concerns.
  • England Squash recognises the role and responsibilities of the statutory agencies safeguarding children and young people and is committed to complying with the procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
  • Working in partnership with parents and carers is essential for the safeguarding and protection of young people.
  • Confidentiality should be upheld in line with legislation and government guidance.