Dunstable Road Runners (DRR) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that everyone associated with the club, whether that be members, coaches, administrators or volunteers, should at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare for others.
For the enjoyment of all Club members, DRR, has a code of conduct that all members must follow.
- Behave with respect to other members of the club, other runners and members of the public being aware that children may be present along with our own junior members.
- On run nights listen when club announcements are being made, listen and respect group leaders and take equal responsibility for ensuring no runner is left behind, always looping as instructed.
- Be supportive, inclusive and encouraging to others, respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability or cultural background.
- Ensure any comments made whether verbal or via social media are not abusive, offensive or derogatory; the administrators reserve the right to delete these types of postings and exclude the author. The Club also recognises that many runners make use of social media in a personnel capacity. Thus members must be aware that they could damage our reputation or create a negative / inferior view of the club if their comments are not appropriate. The committee reserve the right to request any member to delete their posts.
- Pay any fees for membership, training, club kit or events promptly.
- Take responsibility for their own safety and not compromise the safety of others.
- Respect and comply with the rules and regulations of competitions that they may participate in or assist with.
- Communicate directly with committee members and all other club members.
- An individual will be subject to the disciplinary procedure as detailed in the club constitution should they fail to adhere to the Code of Conduct or act or behave in a manner so as to bring the Club into disrepute.
Should any member have cause to raise a complaint or concern this should be done by emailing the Safeguarding team (firstname.lastname@example.org). This will then be investigated and a resolution proposed to the party / parties concerned. The outcome of any such investigation will be reported to the committee to ensure all relevant actions are completed and recorded.