Almonte wants to be a safe and pleasant sport association, where everyone can enjoy playing basketball and feel at home! This means that within the association we have to do everything we can to prevent things like harassment and bullying, aggression and violence, discrimination, sexual harassment and other forms of unwanted behavior. Undesirable behavior occurs everywhere and can therefore - unfortunately - also occur within our sport association. What might be a joke for one or was intended as a joke may be an unwanted behavior for another. The best thing would be that people are directly addressed in a clear manner about their behavior, also paying attention to how things can and should be done differently.
However, it's not always easy in practice. Feelings of powerlessness, shame, anger or whatever may be reasons that the victim's target does not speak out and therefore continues to walk around with it. Also, others who were there may not have responded for any reason, so the victim thinks he / she is the only one having a problem. In such cases it is good to be able to contact a person who does not tell anything because they have a duty of confidentiality. A person who listens and does nothing without first talking to the person who made the report. Discuss together the best way to solve the problem.
If you, as a member, parent, volunteer or guest of our association, suffer or have suffered from unwanted behavior you can of course contact the board, but in difficult situations that require a solution beyond everyone's view, you can call on the contact person. The confidential adviser has the following tasks:
- Listening to the complaint or problem, alone or together with the other VP
- Determine whether mediation is an option
- Determine the steps to be taken in consultation with the complainant
- Conduct mediation or take other steps
- Refer to emergency services / agencies if necessary
- If necessary, ask the board to take action
The confidential contact person, Margreet van Putten, can be reached via an own email address: firstname.lastname@example.org