Evolution Karate Academy - Anti bullying Policy

 

Our anti-bullying policy sets out how we feel about bullying as a club, what we’ll do to tackle it and how we’ll support children and young people who experience or display bullying behaviour:

  • All forms of bullying will be acted upon 

  • Everybody in the club or organisation has a responsibility to work together to stop bullying 

  • Bullying can include online as well as offline behaviour 

  • Bullying behaviour can include: - physically pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc. - name calling, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and humiliation or the continual ignoring of others - posting of derogatory or abusive comments, videos or images on social media - racial, homophobic, transphobic or sexist comments, taunts or gestures - sexual comments, suggestions or behaviour - unwanted physical contact 

 

Our club will: 

  • Recognise its duty of care and responsibility to safeguard all students from harm 

  • Promote and implement this anti-bullying policy in addition to our safeguarding policy and procedures 

  • Ensure that bullying behaviour is not tolerated or condoned 

  • Require all members of the club/organisation to sign up to this policy 

  • Take action to investigate and respond to any reports of bullying from children and young people 

  • Encourage and facilitate children and young people to play an active part in developing and adopting a code of conduct for behaviour 

  • Ensure that coaches are given access to information, guidance and training on bullying 

 

Each participant, coach, volunteer or official will: 

  • Encourage individuals to speak out about bullying behaviour 

  • Respect every child’s need for, and right to, a play environment where safety, security, praise, recognition and opportunity for taking responsibility are available 

  • Respect the feelings and views of others 

  • Recognise that everyone is important and equal, and that our differences make each of us special and worthy of being valued 

  • Show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities, contributions and progress 

  • Ensure safety by having rules and practices carefully explained and displayed for all to see 

  • Report incidents of bullying behaviour they see – by doing nothing you are condoning the behaviour 

 

Supporting children:

  • We’ll let children know who will listen to and support them 

  • We’ll create an “open door” ethos where children feel confident to talk to an adult about bullying behaviour or any other issue that affects them 

  • Potential barriers to talking (including those associated with a child’s disability or impairment) will be acknowledged and addressed at the outset to enable children to speak out 

  • We’ll make sure children are aware of helpline numbers 

  • Anyone who reports an incident of bullying will be listened to carefully and reports will be taken seriously 

  • Any reported experience of bullying behaviour will be investigated and will involve listening carefully to all those involved 

  • Children experiencing bullying behaviour will be supported and helped to uphold their right to play and live in a safe environment 

  • Those who display bullying behaviour will be supported and encouraged to develop better relationships 

  • We’ll make sure that sanctions are proportionate and fair support to the parents/guardians 

  • Parents or guardians will be advised on the club or organisation’s bullying policy and practice 

  • Any experience of bullying behaviour will be discussed with the child’s parents or guardians 

  • Parents will be consulted on action to be taken (for both victim and bully) and we’ll agree on these actions together 

  • Information and advice on coping with bullying will be made available 

  • Support will be offered to parents, including information from other agencies or support lines 

 

 

 

Useful Contacts: 

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 

Childline 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk

Anti-Bullying Alliance www.antibullyingalliance.org

(Last Reviewed December 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Last Reviewed December 2019)

CONTACT

Leonie Kersey

 

Tel: 

07868139743

 

Email:

evolutionkarateacademy@hotmail.co.uk

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