- West Yorkshire Netball is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all, especially young people, to play netball
- England Netball recognises that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all young people from poor practice, abuse and bullying.
- 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.
West Yorkshire Netball has adopted England Netball’s Safeguarding Young People in Netball Policy which provides a range of guidance and resources to help safeguard young people from any risk of harm and to ensure that any vulnerable young people are provided with the best support available. Whether you are a parent/carer, a young person or a Club Safeguarding Officer you will find a section on the ENjoy, ENtrust, ENsure pages of the their website, specific to your needs and links to lots of documents you need.
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Club Safeguarding Officer
All member clubs must have a registered Club Safeguarding Officer named with England Netball. Click Here for more.
Senior Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete:
Junior Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete:
Time to Listen
All CAPS clubs’ Club Safeguarding Officers (CSOs) are now required to attend a Time to Listen Course, developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) of the NSPCC. as part of the CAPS criteria.
To be able to attend the Time to Listen all attendees must first have attended the Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop. The Time to Listen workshop builds on this training and uses easy to follow, practical examples and case studies to help fully understand your role in the club, and England Netball, and how you can effectively safeguard young people in your care.
If you need to find a SCUK or Time to Listen course, please contact your Netball Development Officer or your County Sports Partnership.
It is the ROLE of the Club Safeguarding Officer to ensure that all adults within the club that have regulated role complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certification
Every adult that has regulated activity with a young person needs to have a valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). CAPS clubs need to have a DBS through England Netball. Regulated activity is any activity that happens more than once a week or more than four times in a 30 day period. This could be as a coach, team manager, parent helper, umpire or any other role within a club, this includes transporting young people to and from games. If you require a DBS please get in touch with your Netball Development Officer.
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