Scrosoppi FC wants to always ensure every athlete that participates in any club activity feels psychological and physically save. An emotionally supportive environment is imperative for the development of young athletes. Scrosoppi FC is committed to actively working to ensure that all staff, athletes, parents/guardians/caregivers are behaving in ways that supports our anti- bullying, anti-discrimination policy.

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Scrosoppi FC’s anti-bullying policy will be in compliance with the Canada Soccer Association’s CANADA GUIDE TO SOCCER SAFETY, and the CANADA GUIDE TO SOCCER SAFETY “Anti Bullying” Policy.

The objectives of the Anti–Bullying Policy are:

  • To make it clear that bullying will not tolerated in any form.
  • To define bullying and educate all coaches, team personnel, athletes, and parents about the types of behaviour that constitute bullying.
  • To inform all coaches, team personnel, athletes, and parents that there is a policy and protocol, should any bullying issues arise.
  • To make clear the responsibility of the organization and coaches,team personnel, athletes, and parents to report bullying.
  • To spread the word that bullying is taken seriously and that all athletes can be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.

Bullying is the severe or repeated use of oral, written, electronic or other technological expression, image, sound, data or intelligence of any nature (regardless of the method of transmission), or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another individual that to a reasonably objective person has the effect of:

  • Causing physical or emotional harm to the other person or damage to the other person’s property.
  • Placing the other person in reasonable fear of harm to himself/herself or of damage to his/her property.
  • Creating a hostile environment for the other person at any soccer activity.
  • Infringing on the rights of the other person at any soccer activity
  • Materially and substantially disrupting the orderly operation of any soccer activity

The bullying or harassment of any athlete, coach, parent/guardian/caregiver, volunteer or staff member will be taken seriously and their will be a proper process in place for any allegations of bullying,

EQUALITY POLICY

Scrosoppi FC, in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. Scrosoppi FC will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.

Scrosoppi FC requires all staff, athletes, volunteers and parents/guardians/caregivers/spectators to abide by the, Canadian Human Rights Act 1985 and Employment Equity Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.

RULE OF TWO POLICY

Scrosoppi FC will have a rule of two policy which will be based on criteria from the CANADA SOCCER GUIDE TO RULE OF TWO.

The Rule of Two policy is designed to protect both the child in the situation in question as well as the coach or any other staff member with responsibilities relating to the child. It states that there will always be two screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation.

This rule serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present, and also protect the adults in the situation to prevent misunderstandings, or unverifiable accusations made in regard to the adult.

Vulnerable situations can include interactions between a Person in Authority and an individual athlete in any room where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.

These include places such as the locker room, meeting room, washroom, or changing area. A second Person in Authority should be present for all necessary interactions in any such room

One–on–one interaction between a coach and an athlete, without another individual present, must be avoided in all circumstances except in medical emergencies.

If NCCP-trained or certified coaches are not available, screened volunteers (such as staff, managers, support personnel and chaperons) should be available instead. If screened volunteers are not available, parents of other athletes should be asked to temporarily substitute. If another adult is not available, there should always be more than one athlete with the coach (this is the lowest standard and is not recommended).