Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Everyone involved with Cricket, whatever their role, has a responsibility to work to stop bullying.

Action to Help the Victim and Prevent Bullying in Cricket

An individual should:

  • Take all signs of bullying very seriously
  • Encourage all Young People to speak and share their concerns, help the victim to speak out and tell the person in charge or someone in authority. Create an open environment
  • Investigate all allegations and take action to ensure the victim is safe. Speak with the victim and the bully separately
  • Reassure the victim that you can be trusted and will help them, although do not promise that you will not tell what has been said
  • Keep a record of what is said (what happened, by whom, when)
  • Report any concerns to the person in charge at the Club or School (wherever the Bullying is occurring)

Action towards the Bully:

The Coach or person in charge should:Talk with the bully, explain the situation, and try to get the bully to understand the Consequences of his’s/her’s/their’s behavior. Seek an apology to the victim(s)

  • Inform the bully’s) Parents
  • Insist on the return of borrowed items and that the bully compensate the victim
  • Provide support for the Coach of the victim
  • Impose sanctions as necessary
  • Encourage and support the bully to change behavior
  • Hold meetings with the families to report on progress
  • Inform all organisation members of action taken
  • Keep a written record of action taken.