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Anti-Bullying Policy

Millwall RFU operates a strict no bulling policy. Bullying from players, members, coaches, spectators and parents will not be tolerated.

Bullying is not easy to define, can take many forms and is usually repeated over a period of time The three main types of bullying are: physical (e.g. hitting, kicking), verbal (e.g. racist or homophobic remarks, threats, name calling) and emotional (e.g. isolating an individual from activities).

They will all include:

. Deliberate hostility and aggression towards the victim;

. A victim who is weaker than the bully or bullies;

. An outcome which is always painful and distressing for the victim.

 

Bullying behaviour may also include:

. Other forms of violence;

. Sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing or theft;

. Tormenting, ridiculing, humiliation;

. Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures;

. Unwanted physical contact or abusive or offensive comment of a sexual nature.

 

In the case of any individual found to be bullying others or being bullied by others, Millwall RFC has a requirement to:

. Take the problem seriously;

. Investigate any incidents;

. Talk to the bullies and victims separately.

 

Millwall will decide on the appropriate action to be taken, such as:

. Obtain apology from the bully(ies) to the victim;

. Inform parents of the bully(ies);

. Insist on the return of items 'borrowed' or stolen;

. Insist bullies compensate the victim;

. Hold club or class discussions about bullying;

. Provide support for the coach of the victim..