Safe Sport

Fundy Gymnastics Club upholds, supports, and adheres to New Brunswick Gymnastics Association and Gymnastics Canada Safe Sport policies and Codes of Conduct. We implement a variety of measures to promote participant safety for all our members, such as requiring that all coaches working in our club complete Respect in Sport and Making Ethical Decisions training, as well as enforcing our criminal record check and vulnerable sector check requirements.

We actively take measures to ensure our club members participate in safe environments and work with certified coaches. Working collaboratively with New Brunswick Gymnastics Association, Gymnastics Canada, Respect in Sport, and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, we support and promote their policies and reporting/investigation systems that will be critical to driving change within the sport community.

New Brunswick Gymnastics Association Safe Sport Policy Manual 

Fundy Gymnastics Club is proud to be part of the Responsible Coaching Movement which includes the 3 steps to responsible coaching:

1) Rule of Two:
Two NCCP trained or certified coaches should always be present with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation such as in a locker room or meeting room. All one-on-one interactions between a coach and an athlete must take place within earshot and in view of the second coach except for medical emergencies.

One of the coaches must also be of the same gender as the athlete.

Should there be a circumstance where a second screened and NCCP trained or certified coach is not available, a screened volunteer, parent, or adult can be recruited.

2) Background Screening:
Background screening ensures that coaches meet the important requirements to coach athletes. Screening tools include comprehensive job postings, criminal record checks,
interviews, and extensive reference checks.

3) Ethics Training:
Ethics training prepares coaches to effectively handle situations that arise from ethical dilemmas or even legal challenges that concern individuals, teams, and their sports organizations.

Ethics training includes the Make Ethical Decisions module within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), as well as training in abuse and harassment prevention, such as Respect in Sport, which can be taken before and during their coaching career.

By successfully completing the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

Useful Links

Gymnastics Canada Safe Sport - http://www.gymcan.org/programs/safe-sport/overview

Canadian Centre for Child Protection -
https://www.protectchildren.ca/en/?utm_campaign=sl&utm_term=/en/report-concern/concerned-contact

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