Child Protection Policy


Cardinals Netball has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that young people participating in their sport can do so in a safe environment. All coaches and volunteers must ensure that they give the highest standard of care and act in accordance with the club’s child protection policy.


Cardinals Netball will ensure that it provides quality opportunities for young people:


• The welfare of the child is paramount

• All children and vulnerable adults whatever their age, culture, disability,

gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, have

the right to be protected from abuse

• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded

to appropriately

• All coaches and volunteers have a responsibility to report concerns of abuse

to the club’s Child Welfare Officer


Recruitment of coaches and volunteers

All adults involved in the club in either a paid or unpaid capacity will be subject to a

number of checks to ensure their suitability of working with children. All coaches will

be required to:

• Undertake a DBS check

• Attend training including First Aid and Safeguarding Children

• Become suitably qualified as a coach or produce certificates if already

qualified as a coach

• Ensure they are insured through National Governing Body to undertake

training sessions


Volunteers will be required to undertake a DBS check.


Photography at Cardinals Netball

If at any time coaches wish to use photographic or video equipment as a coaching

aid, parents and young people will be made aware that that it is part of the coaching

programme, and how the footage will be used and stored.


Responding to allegations

It is not the responsibility of any coach or volunteer at Cardinals Netball to decide

whether or not abuse has taken place. However, it is their responsibility to act on

concerns and allegations by referring them to the clubs child welfare officer who will

pass details to the relevant authority. Any concerns about suspected abuse occurring

within the club or elsewhere must be reported to Hilary Hooper  CW Officer, 07956445791


Other contacts related to Child Welfare and Protection

National contacts

NSPCC 0207 825 2500      24 hr helpline 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit   0116 234 7278



Give us a call!

Kate 07794452166

Hils  07956445791

or contact us via our online contact form.

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