Policies Page

Berkshire Orienteers has a number of policies regarding the behaviour of people who come into contact with the Club

Current policy areas are listed below:- 

BKO Club Officials and Volunteers Code of Conduct (Effective 1st Sep 2006)

  1. Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  2. Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
  3. Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
  4. Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e g fair play).
  5. Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  6. Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body and the Club.
  7. Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  8. Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  9. Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.


BKO Parental Code of Conduct (Effective 1st Sep 2006)

  1. Encourage your child to learn the rules and compete within them.
  2. Discourage unfair competition and arguing with officials.
  3. Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  4. Never force your child to take part in orienteering.
  5. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance of all.
  6. Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  7. Publicly accept officials' judgements
  8. Support your child's involvement and help them enjoy their orienteering.
  9. Use correct and proper language at all times


BKO Equity Policy (Effective 1st Sep 2006)

  1. This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity: 
    Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
  2. The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
  3. The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
  4. All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
  5. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.


BKO Child Protection Policy (Effective 1st Sep 2006)

Berkshire Orienteers is intent that children and vulnerable adults will find orienteering a safe environment in which to have fun, learn and develop. The Club will do this by adopting and promoting the British Orienteering Federation Policy on Protecting Young and Vulnerable People.