Murrayfield Junior Ice Hockey Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The organisation believes that it is important that players, coaches, officials, volunteers and parents associated with clubs should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, managers are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of a club with the Committee.

To register as a Manager with MJIHC, you must read and sign the attached declaration; in doing so you agree to fully abide by the rules herein. It is central to the smooth running of the club that all coaches understand and respect these rules and regulations. The clubs Registration Secretary will retain the signed confirmation. Please keep the copy of this document for your reference.

All SIH-UK clubs and teams should offer a positive experience for children and young people and where they can learn new things in a safe and positive environment. As a member of SIH-UK you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

Managers are expected to:

1. Abide by the club rules and Constitution
2. Make sure he/she knows where their teams are playing, who they will be playing against and allocating team strips to the players
3. Prepare team sheets for every game and submit game sheets for home games
4. Pay referees for home games
5. Issue club rules to all members along with the Training Policies and codes of conduct, if not already issued at registration
6. Collect fees for members who do not pay either electronically or by standing order. If a member has not paid their fees by the club’s due date, they shall not be allowed access to the ice. The club treasurer will inform Managers of members whose subscriptions fees remain outstanding and the Manager shall not allow the member entry to the ice.
7. Conduct themselves in a manner which does not bring the club into disrepute. This includes but is not limited to abusive behaviour, drunkenness, swearing and being disorderly. Any breaches of this will be dealt with under the Disciplinary Procedure.
8. Pass on complaints regarding the ice issues to the Head Coach immediately and shall not try to deal with them themselves. The Head Coach has more experience with on-ice matters and can deal with them appropriately
9. Try to deal with off-ice complaints as soon as they arise and the committee does not need to be informed unless the matter cannot be resolved. If this is the case, the Secretary should be emailed as soon as possible.
10. Sign and abide by the club rules along with the code of conduct to ensure the smooth running of the club.
11. Have parental consent forms available at all times in the event of a member requiring medical treatment.

Managers have the right to:

• Access on-going training and information on all aspects of leading/managing activities for children/young people, particularly on Safeguarding.
• Support in the reporting of suspected abuse.
• Access to professional support services.
• Fair and equitable treatment by the governing body/club.
• Be protected from abuse by children/young people, other adult members and parents.
• Not to be left vulnerable when working with children.

Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be dealt with immediately and reported verbally to the designated person. Persistent breach of the code will result in dismissal from the club/sport.

Dismissals can be appealed by the manager with final decisions taken by the club committee or referred to SIH-UK as per the disciplinary procedures in SIH UK Handbook