Code of Ethics and Conduct

The Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to everyone involved in basketball at every level under the jurisdiction of Basketball England, including all players, match officials, coaches, administrators, club officials, or spectators.

All of these individuals have a responsibility to act according to the highest standards of integrity and to ensure that the reputation of basketball is beyond reproach.

Those involved in basketball must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, player and non-player alike, treating everyone equally within the context of the game. In particular, to be aware of the special needs of young people and vulnerable adults, their well-being, including difficulties or possible abuse experienced from within the game or from other sources.

The sport has a duty to ensure that every child and young person or vulnerable adult involved in the game of basketball is able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.

Allegations of a child protection nature relating to a breach of this code must follow the reporting procedures as contained in the Basketball England Safeguarding Policy.


Basketball England is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all Basketball games and events.

Download Basketball England's Code of Ethics and Conduct. (updated 30/06/17)

Download Basketball England's Duty of Care.