Beaumont Diving Academy Code of Conduct for coaches and teachers
(based on Wave Power guidelines)

1. Put the wellbeing, health and safety of members above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
2. At all times, adhere to the ASA Code of Ethics, Rules and Laws.
3. At all times, adhere to Wavepower.
4. At all times, adhere to the ASA Equality and Diversity Policy.
5. Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
6. Treat all members with respect and dignity, value their worth and treat everyone equally, recognising their varying needs and abilities within the context of the sport.
7. Develop an appropriate working relationship with members based on mutual trust
and respect.
8. Always ensure that all teaching, coaching and competition programmes are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of the individual member.
9. Always identify and meet the needs of the individual member as well the needs of the team/squad.
10. Be fair and equal in team and training squad selection.
11. Never exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. In particular, coaches must not use their position to establish or pursue a sexual or improper relationship with an athlete, member or someone close to them.
12. Encourage and guide members to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
13. Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children.
14. Complete a child safeguarding training course every three years in line with the guidance in Wavepower.
15. Treat all information of a personal nature about individual members as confidential, except in circumstances where to do so would allow the child to be placed at risk of harm or continue to be at risk of harm.
16. Encourage all members to obey the spirit of the rules and regulations both in and out
of the pool.
17. Co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sport scientists, doctors or physiotherapists) in the best interests of
the member.
18. Never encourage or condone members, volunteers, officials or parents to violate the rules of the organisation or the sport, and report any violations appropriately.
19. Observe the authority and the decision of the officials and only question those decisions in the appropriate manner.
20. Treat all competitors and teams of other organisations with respect, whether that is in victory or defeat, and encourage all members to do the same.
21. Refer all child safeguarding concerns in accordance with the procedures detailed in Wavepower.



General behaviour
1. I will treat all members of, and persons associated with, the ASA with due dignity and respect.2.
2. I will treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person associated with the ASA on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin or nationality.
3. I understand that the use of inappropriate or abusive language, bullying, harassment, or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through the disciplinary or child welfare policies.
4. I will display a high standard of behaviour at all times.
5. I will always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate officer or member of staff.
6. I will recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of fellow club and team members.
7. I will respect the privacy of others, especially in the use of changing facilities
8. I have read and understood the Guidance on the use of Social networking.

1. I will treat my coach and fellow members with respect.
2. I will make my coach aware if I have difficulties in attending training sessions as per the rules laid down for my squad.
3. I will arrive in good time on poolside before the training session starts to complete poolside warm up as directed by my coach.
4. I understand that if I arrive late, I must report to my coach before entering the pool.
5. If I need to leave the pool for any reason during training, I will inform my coach before doing so.
6. I will listen to what my coach is telling me at all times and obey any instructions given.
7. I will I will exit the water quickly after each dive to maintain a clear landing area.
8. I will behave sensibly to maintain safety of myself and other divers
9. I will try to do the correction given as this will improve my diving.
11. if I have any problems, I will discuss them with my coach at an appropriate time.
13. If I have any problems with the behaviour of fellow members, I will report them at the time to an appropriate adult.

1. At competitions, whether they be open meets, national events or club events, I will always behave in a manner that shows respect to my coach, the officers, my team mates and the members of all competing organisations.
2. I understand that I will be required to attend competitions identified by my coach as appropriate, unless agreed otherwise by prior arrangement with the relevant official and coach.
3. I understand that I must wear appropriate swimwear, tracksuits, T-shirts/shorts and hats as per the rules laid down by the organisation.
4. I will report to my coach and/or team manager on arrival on poolside.
5. I will warm up before the event as directed by the coach in charge on that day and ensure I fully prepare myself for the competition
6. I will be part of the team and support my team mates
7. If I have to leave poolside for any reason, I will inform, and in some cases, get the consent of the team manager/coach before doing so.
8. I will follow coaches or official instructions at all times , particularly with regard to where I should be at a given time
9. Before I leave an event I will check in with my coach or team manager.



1. I will complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the organisation and provide details of any health conditions/concerns relevant to my child on the consent form. I will report any changes in the state of my child’s health to the coach prior to training sessions or events. I will ensure that the organisation has up-to-date contact details
for me and for any alternative person(s) as required.

2. I will deliver and collect my child punctually to and from training sessions/events. I will inform a member of the committee or coaching
staff if there is an unavoidable problem.
If the Academy changes my child’s coach or training time, I will remember that the change is to provide appropriate levels of training and to enable my child to progress, and I should therefore support and encourage this at all times.

3. I will ensure my child is properly and adequately attired for the training session and competitions

4. I will inform the coach/welfare officer before a session if my child is to be collected early from a training session/event and if so, by whom.

5. I will encourage my child to obey the rules and teach them that they can only do their best.

6. I will behave responsibly as a spectator during training/events and treat members, coaches, committee members and other parents of members of both my child’s organisation and any other organisation with due respect, in accordance with the ASA commitment
to equality and diversity.

7. I will not use inappropriate language within the organisation environment.

8. I will show appreciation and support my child and all the team members.
9. I will ensure my child’s needs are met in terms of nutrition and I will listen to advice given from the coach/nutritionist.

10. I will support the coach and committee appropriately and raise any concerns I may have in an appropriate manner to the welfare officer.
11. I will not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency.

12. If I wish to have a discussion with the coach, I will ask how this can be arranged.
13. I have read and understood the Guidance on the use of Social networking.

14. Most of all, I will help my child to enjoy the sport and to achieve to the best of their ability.

The organisation will:

1. Inform you at once if your child becomes ill and will ensure their wellbeing until you are able to collect him/her.
2. Ensure good child safeguarding guidelines are followed at all times to keep your child safe.
3. Ensure all activities are properly supervised/ taught/coached and that consent is obtained for any activity outside of that previously agreed.

You have a right to:

1. Make a complaint to the Academy if you feel the organisation or a member of the Academy is not acting appropriately or in accordance with ASA/organisation rules and regulations. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the welfare officer.
2. Make a complaint on behalf of your child to the ASA Office of Judicial Administration.



Sport England definition of sports equity:

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing 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.

Equity Policy

The Beaumont Diving Academy recognises and promotes equal opportunities for all and will encourage all Members, Officials, Coaches and Assistants irrespective of their gender race, religion, culture or sexual orientation. The Beaumont Diving Academy will not discriminate against any individual on the grounds of gender, race, religion, culture or sexual orientation. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated.

BDA work with members to ensure that:

 Participation can be enjoyed safely by all.

 Participants engage in meaningful and appropriate experiences

 Equality of opportunity is promoted

 Discriminatory behavior is challenged

Disabled persons will be accommodated if at all practical but should their disability risk injury to themselves and be considered unsafe, they will be referred to the associated Platypus Swimming Club who are specially trained and equipped to manage disabled persons and who operate within the same Hatfield Swim Centre Complex.



At Beaumont Diving Academy we believe that taking part in our sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of children’s lives. We want to ensure that children are protected and kept safe from harm whilst in our care.

Their welfare is our paramount consideration todo this we have the following aims

Anyone under the age of 18 within the Academy should be considered as a young person for the purpose of this document

All young people, whatever their age, gender, culture, ability, disability, language, religious belief, racial origin, and/or sexual identity should be able to enjoy diving in a fun environment safe from abuse of any kind

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

All individuals within the Academy who work with young people will be made aware of good practice in order to ensure they are not placed in situations where unmerited allegations may be made

All coaches, assistants and volunteers working directly with children will be briefed by the Academy to ensure a full understanding of their roles ad responsibilities. They will undergo the vetting procedure as provided by the Criminal Records Bureau via the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)

The Academy will maintain registration documentation for all divers. This will include parental consent to medical treatment and parental consent to the use of photographic images for the purpose of advertising and/or newspaper articles

Details of all accidents or incidents will be notified to a member of pool staff and a written report will be kept by the academy of any accident occurring at the pool

Each coach is to record any incident/issue should they recognise any unexplained and significant change in behavior or appearance of a child in their care

The Academy will identify a person who’s role it is to deal with any concerns or allegations of any form of abuse/harassment

Where there are concerns or allegations of abuse, the Academy will follow the guidelines and procedures as set out in the ASA policy

Guidance on the use of social networking
Guidance to Parents of members under the age of 18
There have been occasions where parents of members have used social networking sites to criticise or verbally abuse an organisation, its officers, officials, coaches, teachers, and/or members in an inappropriate and unacceptable manner. This has, in some cases, led to the person who is the subject of the abuse to take action through statutory agencies or statutory legislation to address the comments made.
Parents are expected to behave responsibly as a spectator at all training sessions, events and activities, and treat members, coaches, committee members and parents of other members of any aquatics organisation, be that your child’s organisation or not, with due respect in order to meet the ASA’s commitment to equality and diversity.
Parents should be aware that posting any content on a social networking site that breaches the above requirements may breach the parent’s Code of Conduct.
Parents who work at the same organisation attended by their children
Many parents are becoming ’friends’ with their children on social networking profile for security reasons, to ensure the wellbeing of their own child by being able to view their child’s profile. This may then give the parent access to the profiles of other children listed as ‘friends’ of their child. It would not be appropriate for the ASA to prevent a parent who is also an employee at the organisation where his/her child is a member from using this form of protection for their child’s online activities.
Therefore, in such cases:
• The parent concerned should not have direct contact with members through the social networking site.
• Where the parent has access to their child’s social networking site (i.e. knows the user name and password) they must not contact any other children under the pretence of being their child.
• The parent should not accept their child’s friends as friends on their own social networking site.
• The parent should inform the welfare officer of this arrangement.
Further information
The CPSU Briefing Document Social networking services, social media and sport: Guidelines for safeguarding children and young people (2009) gives more in depth guidance on social networking sites and can be accessed via the Child Protection in Sport Unit website at http://www.cpsu.org.uk.The Club Child Protection Officer is: Karen Brent