Policies – code of conduct Parents and carers


For the avoidance of doubt Dance Wales UK policies cover all our group names including but not limited to Dance Wales UK and Reflex


Codes of conduct for parents and carers


As parents you are expected to:


  • Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their chosen activity.
  • Do not place your child under pressure or push them into activities they do not want to do.
  • Complete and return the Registration, Medical and Consent Form to allow your child’s participation. We ask you to inform the club immediately of any change of address, contact number or medical needs.
  • Deliver and collect your child punctually before and after sessions and competitions. Please do not just drop your child off.
  • Ensure that proper sportswear and protective equipment are worn. Any child not in possession of the fundamental requirements will not be permitted to participate. (For example Cheer Shoes).
  • Detail any relevant medical concerns or conditions pertaining to their child on the registration/consent form. Any changes in the state of the child’s health should be reported to the coach/school/event staff prior to the activity.
  • To inform the organiser prior to the activity starting if your child is to be collected early.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best.
  • Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct.
  • Behave responsibly on the side-line; do not embarrass your child. Please do not interfere with practice. Practice times are for coaches and athletes.
  • Show appreciation and support the coach/school/event staff.
  • understand that Dance Wales UK will not tolerate any form of bullying, whether it is personal or on social media. Mobile phones are not to be used during practice times.                                                                                                                                                        Page 1 of 2
  • Be realistic and supportive. Do not approach competition companies before during or after a competition or event. If you have any questions during competition please only approach Western Warrior and Dance coaches, not others.
  • Accept the official’s judgment. Judges and coaches decisions are final and do not have to explain reasons why as numerous factors are decided regarding teams.
  • Promote your child’s participation in playing sport for fun.


As a parents/carer you have the right to:

  • Be assured that your child is safeguarded during their participation in sport.
  • Be informed of problems or concerns relating to your children.
  • Be informed if your child is injured.
  • Have your consent sought for issue such as trips or photography.
  • Contribute to decisions within the club regarding fundraising/ group activities. (not class or squad set up and practice, the decision on this is for the coaches).
  • Have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s welfare listened to responded to.


Any breaches of this code of conduct will be dealt with immediately by a Welfare Officer or Event official. Persistent concerns or breaches may result in you being asked not to attend  if your attendance is considered detrimental to the welfare of young participants. The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behaviour may be the regrettably asking your child to leave the session, event or club.

If poor behaviour persists, sanctions may include:

  • monitoring behaviour by a club official, or welfare or safeguarding officer
  • not allowing an individual to be inside the practice hall or where practice takes place
  • barring an individual from attending at all – preferably by making alternative arrangements for their child to get to and from the club or venue

Every effort should be made to ensure that the behaviour of a parent does not result in their child being unable to participate, although in some extreme cases this may be the final resort.

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