Code of Conduct

The Norfolk Orienteering Club is intent that children and vulnerable adults will find orienteering a safe environment in which to have fun, learn and develop. The Club will do this by adopting and promoting the British Orienteering “O-Safe” Safeguarding Policy (2021), which can be found at 


The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect for each other, be encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Designated Officer:

Julia Paul – Club Welfare Officer –  Tel: 07957 511640 or the

British Orienteering Lead Safeguarding Officer – Peter Brooke on 07540 150963

 As a member of the Norfolk Orienteering Club you are expected to follow the:

Junior Code of Conduct:

  • Compete within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • Respect your opponents.
  • Try to keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform your coach or team manager if you are going to be late.
  • Wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach or team manager.
  • Remember to pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Do not smoke, or to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind, at training sessions or when representing the Club in competitions.It’s important to follow these rules to make sure everyone can orienteer in a friendly and safe environment but remember to have fun too!

Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers (Effective from 11 Jan 2012)

  • Encourage your child to attend club coaching sessions and to learn new skills.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in orienteering or to run a course for which they are not ready
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their orienteering.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • ‘Fair Play’ in orienteering should be encouraged e.g. not complaining about the map, course planning, control placement; having respect for the countryside; not tampering with controls; not entering out of bounds areas etc.