Match-Aid Code of Conduct for Parents & Carers







Codes of conduct for parents and carers

As parents you are expected to:

1.Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their Angling.

2.Do not place your child under pressure or push them into activities they do not want to do.

3.Complete and return the Application and Consent Form pertaining to your child's participation with Match-Aid and/or Event (see Under 16 consent).
4.Arrive  and remain with your child/youngster punctually before the draw time and until after the weigh in and presentations at the end of the event.
5.Ensure your child has clothing and kit appropriate to the weather conditions

6.Any child not in possession of the fundamental requirements for the event/venue (see match/event rules) will not be permitted to participate.

7.Detail any relevant medical concerns or conditions pertaining to their child on the application form. Any changes in the state of the child's health should be reported to match-aid/event staff prior to the activity.
8.Encourage your child to participate by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best.
9.Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct.
10.Behave responsibly on the water side/bank; do not embarrass your child.
11.Show appreciation and support match-aid/event staff.
12.Ensure your child is punctual.
13.Be realistic and supportive.
14.Ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather, plus adequate food and drink.
15.Accept the official’s judgment and do not enter water side, peg area after all in (see match rules)
16.Promote your child’s participation in anglingfor fun.

As a parents/carer you have the right to:

17.Be assured that your child is safeguarded during their participation in angling
18.Be informed of problems or concerns relating to your children.
19.Be informed if your child is injured.
20.Have your consent sought for issue such as match reports or photography.
21.Contribute to decisions within the club.
22.Have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s welfare listened to responded to.

Any breaches of this code of conduct will be dealt with immediately by a Match-Aid or Event official. Persistent concerns or breaches may result in you being asked not to attend games if your attendance is considered detrimental to the welfare of young participants.

The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behaviour may be the Match-Aid officials regrettably asking your child to leave the session, event or club.

Signature of parent/carer:

Print name parent/carer:

Date:

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