S.O.B.H.D. CODE OF ETHICS
In this Code “Participant” means any organization, body, association or individual with full or associate membership of the Board; any individual who is a member of an organization, body or association with full or associate membership of the Board; any individual who is registered with the Board; any person directly connected to a body or individual who is registered with the Board.
This includes Judges, Teachers, Organizers, Parents, Dancers & all parties connected with dancers.
- Participants will display honesty, fairness and equality of opportunity in all relationships in association with Highland Dancing, this includes but is not limited to social network communication (e.g. Facebook).
- Participants will not engage in behaviour which undermines the status and esteem of Highland Dancing.
- Participants will recognize the authority of judges and other officials and treat them with courtesy and respect.
- Participants will treat all other participants with courtesy and respect, whether successful in competition or not.
- Participants will not discriminate between other participants on the grounds of sex, ethnic background, religion or ability.
- Participants will respect the competence of teachers and judges and will not engage in public criticism; nor will participants be exposed to adverse public criticism. This includes but is not limited to verbal, textual or social networking communication.
- Participants will not compromise the integrity of any competition result by seeking to influence any judge’s decision.
- 8.Participants will not actively persuade dancers to change teacher nor will participants seek to influence other participant’s choice of teacher.
- Participants are responsible to maintain trophies and return them in the same conditions as received.
CHILD PROTECTION/WELL-BEING of DANCERS
All participants will seek to ensure the health & well-being of the dancer at all times. In particular, the S.O.B.H.D. recommends that the teacher will comply with the disclosure requirements as applicable in the country/countries in which they are teaching and will provide planned programmes of preparation and competition for dancers; Organizers will have a child protection policy, adhere to national child protection policy, provide a safe environment and suitable programming of events to ensure sufficient recovery time for the dancers.
Teachers/judges must be suitably qualified and will have a responsibility to maintain their qualifications and expertise. Teacher/judges must behave in a professional manner at all times and will not compromise dancers by advocating an unfair advantage.
Participants who do not adhere to the above will be subject to a penalty decided by the Board.