These guidelines apply to the arrangements to be made for adults, and children, using changing facilities, and all present at a match or training session. We adhere to the following best practice principles, wherever possible, these are as follows:
- Adults must not change, or shower, at the same time using the same facility as children – if the same changing room is used then they must have different times.
- If adults and children need to share a changing facility, they must do so at different times.
- Mixed gender teams must have access to separate male and female changing rooms.
- Due to the risks of inappropriate photography or filming, mobile phones must not be used in changing rooms.
If children are uncomfortable changing or showering at the club, no pressure should be placed on them to do so. Suggest instead that they may change and shower at home.
No adults (including parents/guardians) or non-players should enter a hanging without the permission of the coach/manager/captain.