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SCOTTISH TUG OF WAR CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT


This Code applies to all those involved in the sport of Tug of War at every level, including
players, officials, coaches, administrators or spectators. All such individuals have a
responsibility to act according to the highest standards of integrity, and to ensure that the
reputation of Tug of War is beyond reproach. Allegations of a child protection nature relating
to the breaking of this Code must follow the reporting procedures as contained in regulation
7.0 (Appendix C). All other allegations not within the ambit of the Tug of War Child Protection
Policy should be addressed by the internal rules of the Constituent Member concerned.
Those involved in Tug of War must respect the right, dignity and worth of every person, player
and non-player alike, treating everybody equally within the context of the sport. In particular,
to be aware of the special needs of young people, their well-being, including difficulties or
possible abuse experienced from within the sport or other sources.
The sport has a duty to ensure that every child and young person involved in Tug of War is
able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and to be protected from abuse.
The sport of Tug of War is committed to maintain the highest possible standards of behaviour
and conduct at all Tug of War competitions and events.


Equity


The sport of Tug of War is opposed to discrimination of any form and will promote measures
to prevent discrimination, in whatever form, from being expressed.
All those involved in Tug of War must respect the rights and choices of all human beings,
treating everybody equally and sensitively regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, cultural
background, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.
The following codes of conduct must be adhered to at all times so that Tug of War can be
enjoyed by all.


COACHES Introduction
This code is a Tug of War Coach Education Programme (ToWCEP) policy within which an
accredited Tug of War Coach MUST WORK. It should be used in conjunction with all other
Tug of War Coaching policies, procedures or recognised standards.
Through this code, coaches who are accredited by the ToWCEP accept their responsibility to
sports performers and their parents and families, to coaching and to the Tug of War
Association Governing Bodies, employers and all other colleagues.
Humanity
The Coach must respect the rights and choices of all human beings, treating everybody
equally and sensitively regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual
orientation, religion or political affiliation.
Relationships
The good Tug of War Coach is concerned with:
ƒ The safety, well-being and protection of all individuals in their charge, ensuring that all
training and playing demands are not detrimental to the social, emotional, or intellectual
and physical needs of an individual;