SAFETY & SECURITY

Safety, Security and Special Olympics Standards, Policies and Procedures   Why These Guidelines are Necessary   From its beginnings, Special Olympics Ontario had a vision of providing a safe place for people with intellectual disabilities to gather, in the spirit of sport, for friendship, competition and fun.  We are proud of the fact that so many athletes with intellectual disabilities …

HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE ATHLETES

HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE ATHLETES   As Special Olympics Coaches, Volunteers & Staff we pledge to:   Ensure that the equipment and facilities are safe to use. Ensure that the equipment, rules, training and the environment are appropriate for the age and ability of the athletes. Review each athlete’s medical and profile forms and be aware of any limitations …

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN_

Emergency Action Plan updated July 24, 2020 This action can be used in your sport club or while at competitions.The Emergency Action Plan includes three main areas of concentration: Person in Charge     Call Person     Control Person   Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, only one person, should directly attend to the injured participant. Before attending to the injured participant, they …

DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES

DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES   Record or document an incident/occurrence as soon as possible. Back dated documentation can be problematic & is not recommended. If you are documenting at a later date, include this date as a point of reference. Record any/all related verbal communication as close to verbatim as possible. Record sequentially. Point form notes are quite acceptable. Do not use …

CONFLICT RESOLUTION POLICY

CONFLICT RESOLUTION POLICY   Community councils from time to time will be faced with situations that require the committee to deal with complaints, disputes or conflict. These situations typically would come to the attention of members of council from an athlete/s, coaches/volunteers, a parent, or an outside agency.   It is important to note that conflict within any organisation is …

LIABILITY & ACCIDENT INSURANCE

LIABILITY & ACCIDENT INSURANCE The following is an explanation of the insurance coverage for athletes and volunteers who are registered with Special Olympics Ontario/Special Olympics Canada. Special Olympics Ontario offers its volunteers and athletes a comprehensive insurance package that will adequately cover the situations with which they are faced in the organization.  There is always an inherent risk in everything …

CONCUSSIONS & RETURN TO PLAY

CONCUSSIONS & RETURN TO PLAY   A concussion can occur from a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull. It is a brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that may include: Headache Dizziness Difficulty concentrating or remembering Depression or irritability Drowsiness …

CARE FOR COMMON MINOR INJURIES

CARE FOR COMMON MINOR INJURIES   It is the coach’s job to maintain as safe an environment as possible. It is strongly recommended that coaches have certification in CPR and First Aid or that volunteers be recruited who already have first-aid training, medical athletic training or emergency care certification. Athlete medical forms should be reviewed prior to the start of …

DISCIPLINARY ACTION – GENERAL PROCEDURE

DISCIPLINARY ACTION – GENERAL PROCEDURE   Disciplinary and Corrective Action Policies and Procedures applies to all athletes, coaches, and volunteers (herein known as member) participating in programs and events sanctioned by Special Olympics Ontario.   1. OffensesThe following actions of behaviour by participants in Special Olympics Ontario programs will be considered offenses.   Illegal conduct. Disregard of the Volunteer and …

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS- ATHLETES

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS- ATHLETES   CODE OF CONDUCT INFRACTIONS   Special Olympics Ontario has sole and absolute discretion as to any disciplinary actions to be taken if a person violates the Athlete Code of Conduct.  Any action taken is predicated with the good faith belief of Special Olympics Ontario that the disciplinary action is appropriate. Any disciplinary action that is taken …