The Borough of Harrow Swimming club follows the guidelines in the Swim England Child Protection Policy on bullying procedures.
What is bullying?
Bullying is deliberately hurtful behaviour, usually repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those bullied to defend themselves. Bullying can be:
Why is it important to respond to bullying?
Bullying hurts and no one deserves to be hurt – everyone should be treated with respect. Swimmers who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving.
THE BOROUGH OF HARROW SWIMMING CLUB WILL RESPOND TO BULLYING PROMPTLY AND EFFECTIVELY!
Objects of this policy
Signs and symptoms:
A child may show they are being bullied by physical signs or by behaviour. Adults should investigate if a child:
These signs may indicate other problems but bullying should be considered as a possibility and should be investigated.
If you are being bullied or suspect that someone else is being bullied you must report the incident either to the Club Welfare Officer or by ringing SwimLine – (0808 100 4001). Alternatively, you can tell your coach/teacher who will, in turn, inform the Club Welfare Officer or any Club Executive member.
-Bullying is reported
-Parents informed and asked for meeting
-Bullying behaviour will be investigated and stopped
-An attempt will be made to make bully (or bullies) change their behaviour
-If mediation fails and the bullying is seen to continue disciplinary action will be taken