Goalball UK have devised a set of Code of Conducts that all members associated with Goalball UK must sign and abide by. The list of members who this applies to is coaches, players, young people, parent/carer/ guardian, officials and board members. The Code of Conduct is used in conjunction to our other policies, procedures or recognised standards.
The Codes of Conduct form the ethical philosophy under which the sport operates. They describe the behaviour that is expected of all within goalball in England in line with the values of Goalball UK, to be inclusive, ambitious, professional, excellent, honest, respectful and fair.
All those involved with goalball have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of integrity and to ensure that the reputation of the sport is preserved. Failure to adhere to the Codes of Conduct may result in disciplinary action.
Everyone involved in goalball is expected to adhere to the principles set out in these Codes of Conduct. Some individuals may have multiple roles and are expected to use the respective Code of Conduct for each role.
It is important to note that the Codes of Conduct are expected to be followed by all; whether at a Goalball UK organised competition or a locally organised competition; whether part of the National Squad or playing at a local club; and whether or not a member of Goalball UK.
Allegations of a safeguarding nature, relating to the breaking of these Codes of Conduct, must follow the reporting procedures as contained in the Goalball UK Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.