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Safeguard and Protecting Youngsters
Netball is a team sport; it should be fun, safe and child friendly.
England Netball is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and
positive environment for all young people to play netball.
It accepts i
ts responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young
people and pr
otect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.
Over recent months we have been reviewing our policies, procedures and 
plans in this area of work and have launched a new approach to working
towards ensuring every child can take part in netball in a safe and
appropriate environment.
New Policy
Engand Netball Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball 
Policy and Procedures will apply to all individuals involved, paid
or in
a voluntary capacity.Everyone has a responsibility.

We have agreed a new policy that will apply across England,
the
principles of which are as follows:

1.Anyone under the age of 18 will be considered a child or young 
person in relation to Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in
Netball Policy and Procedures.


(Young People will mean children and young people throughout all
Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball policies,
procedures
and documentation)
2.The safety and welfare of young people is paramount.
3.All young people, regardless of age, ability, gender, race,
religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation
have the
right to be protected from abuse.
4.The rights, dignity and worth of all young people should
always
be respected.
5.All allegations will be taken seriously and responded to
q
uickly in line with England Netball Policy and Procedures.
6.It is the responsibility of safeguarding and child protection
experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place
but it is
everyone's responsibility in netball to act
appropriately and report
concerns.
7.England Netball recognises the role and responsibilities
of the
statutory agencies safeguarding children and young people
and is
committed to complying with the procedures of the
Local Safeguarding
Children Boards.
8.Working in partnership with parents and carers is essential for
the safeguarding and protection of young people.
9.England Netball Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in
Netball Policy and Procedures are (in time) mandatory and all
regions
and affiliated clubs must (over time) appoint a
Welfare Officer to
ensure that appropriate procedures are followed.

Over the coming period, England Netball will be working with our members, 
regions and clubs to make sure that we can all make sure that
our young
people are safe, that we know what to do in the event of any c
oncerns and
that we have the right structure, systems and procedures in
place that are
relevant to netball.
What is England Netball doing?


There are several areas of work that are going on to help you, our
members, to work with us and protect our youngsters, for example

1Revised education and training will be available
2Regional and then club welfare officers will be in place and 
supported by England Netball to support you.
3New policies and procedures will be communicated and promoted
including Disciplinary and Complaints, Criminal Record
Bureau Checks,
Anti-Bullying, Recruitment of Ex-Offenders,
marketing and promotional
material, consultation and working
with our members including those
under 18.
4New guidelines and templates will be available to you to help
run our clubs, leagues and competitions.

Quick checklist - Principles of Good Practice - what can you do?

·Promote a culture in which all children are listened to and 
respected as individuals

·Put the welfare of the child/young person first

·Ensure that netball is fun and that fair play is promoted

·Challenge unacceptable behaviour

·Report all concerns regarding unacceptable behaviour

·Report all allegations/suspicions of abuse

·Avoid one to one situations with players unsupervised

 

All the latest information and materials will be available on our
website, keep an eye out at www.englandnetball.co.uk
<http://www.englandnetball.co.uk>(click Membership, Safeguarding Young
People) or click 
http://www.england-netball.co.uk/membership/announcements.cfm

Safeguarding Young People


Introduction

England Netball has been reviewing its policy and procedures in relation to the welfare and protection of young people in netball in line with updated legislation and national guidelines.

England Netball is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to play netball. It accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.

With this in mind, England Netball has developed a new Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball Policy, Procedures and Guidelines that will apply to all individuals involved, paid or in a voluntary capacity in Netball and will be phased in over time.

England Netball recognises that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all young people.

Safeguarding and Protecting Guidelines

To support the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball, a number of guidelines have been developed to provide all netball organisations with the tools to ensure all participants are involved in best practice.

Concerns Flow Chart (to follow)

Incident report form

Guidelines on use of Cameras and Videos (to follow)


Links

* The addresses of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) across England.

http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/

* National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) www.nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC operates a 24 hour freephone helpline telephone number

0800 800 500

* Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

The CPSU The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Sport England, Sport Scotland, Sports Council for Northern Ireland and The Sports Council for Wales. The Unit was founded in 2001 to co-ordinate and support sports organisations' implementation of the 2000 National Action Plan for Child Protection in Sport.

The CPSU's mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people under 18 in sport and to promote their well-being.

www.thecpsu.org.uk

* The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)www.acpo.police.uk

ACPO's members are police officers who hold the rank of Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable and provide support and leadership as the principle voice of the service.

* Every Child Matters www.everychildmatters.gov.uk

Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.

The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

* Sport Englandwww.sportengland.org

Sport England is the Government agency responsible for advising, investing in and promoting community sport to create an active nation. Sport England exists to sustain and increase participation in community sport.

* Police

The number of your local police station will be listed in your local directory.

* Children’s Care Services (formerly Social Services)

The telephone number is usually included in the listing for your local council.



England Netball Lead Child Protection Officer

Helen Murdock 07739 899 876