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Officials code of conduct



The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.  All volunteers must:

Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.

Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.

Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

Promote the positive aspects of badminton (e.g. fair play).

Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.

Follow all safeguarding and best practice guidelines laid down by BADMINTON England and the club.

Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover, including being a member of the coaching register if a qualified coach.

Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.

Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.

Encourage participants to value their performances not just results.

Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

Not use social or other electronic media to publicly criticise any other player, parent or official involved in the game of badminton or otherwise bring the sport into disrepute through inappropriate communications.