Everyone has a part to play in ensuring that the young people in netball are safe and getting the most they can from their involvement in the sport.
England Netball has developed a Safeguarding Young People in Netball Policy and provides a range of guidance and resources to help safeguard from any risk of harm to young people and to ensure that any vulnerable young people are provided with the best support available.
Being involved in sport can bring many positives to a person. It is also an environment where young people can find friends and role models. We know that there are many pressures on young people and sometimes they may have difficulties in coping. We have taken this on board and broadened our definition of safeguarding to include well-being. We provide guidance to help recognise and respond to the most frequently occuring issues and sign-posts to the numerous support organisations which can provide the expert help needed with these complex issues. Organisations which are accessible to young people are included so that they have the option to help themselves, or if you are a young netballer needing some help we encourage you to use them.
If anyone would like more information to disclose a safeguarding concern please contact Michelle Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More safeguarding information can be read here:
Child Protection in Sport Online Course