Safeguarding

So that anyone at any level can ENjoy this brilliant game, England Netball is ENtrusted with protecting the integrity of the sport and depends on everyone involved in the netball community to ENsure that everyone has a great time.

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We have guidance and resources to help and support everyone and to make the game positive for all. However sometimes things go wrong so we have ways to resolve issues and learn lessons to improve. Please click the links below for further details.
Disciplinary Regulations
Complaints & Whistleblowing

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We have requirements and expectations for everyone to respect each other and protect the reputation of the game. Please click the links below for further details.
Codes of Conduct
Anti-Bullying & Harassment
Anti-Doping Rules

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We have policies and procedures in place to help everyone get the most from the game, particularly young people and adults at risk. Please click the links below for further details.
Safeguarding
Inclusion


SPORT SHOULD BE FUN AND EVERYONE SHOULD FEEL SAFE


Safeguarding & Protecting Young People in Netball

England Netball and the GNA are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved in netball. It accepts a responsibility to help safeguard the welfare of young people and protect them from harm. Every individual and organisation within the netball community has a role and responsibility to help ensure the safety and welfare of young people.

Each club under the GNA is required to appoint a Club Safeguarding Officer. It is important to register with England Netball if you are a Club Safeguarding Officer. You will receive regular updates and information from England Netball. Also everyone should complete this basic England Netball online safeguarding course – if you haven’t, click here: http://en.wt-associates.co.uk/content/user-register-staff

Resources can also be found by clicking below:

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All those who coach U18s need a DBS check!

In order to ensure the safeguarding of players and best coaching practice, all netball coaches are required to carry out a DBS check every three years (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously known as CRB, Criminal Records Bureau). DBS checks can be submitted online. The admin cost of the online DBS check is £11.40.

England Netball have recently updated their guidance information on DBS checks.
The DBS check is now for anyone over 16 years (no self disclosures anymore for 16-18 year olds as they can now do the full DBS check).

The checks are still not portable so anyone working in the above roles in netball need to complete a check through England Netball.


Club Safeguarding Officers

It is a membership requirement for all clubs to have a Club Safeguarding Officer and provide details of this person on affiliation.

The Club Safeguarding Officer plays an important role in the welfare of the members of a club. They help to develop a safe and inclusive environment for all people at the club, give advice and listen to concerns about safeguarding and well-being issues and are a link in the reporting process which helps protect the welfare of the netball community.

 

Club Safeguarding Officers:

Nerine NC
jessicamckenzie@hotmail.co.uk

Resolution IT NC
amberstables@gmail.com

Investec Zebras NC
annielavenne@yahoo.co.uk

EY NC
slhamon@cwgsy.net

Artemis NC
nickie@cwgsy.net

NedGroup NC
sharoncleal@hotmail.com

 

GNA Safeguarding Officers:

Amber Stables
SafeGuarding@guernseynetball.gg

Amber can be contacted by anyone with a concern and is also to provide guidance and support to Club Safeguarding Officers.



Training and Courses for Club Safeguarding Officers

If you hold a position of trust within the Association either at club or island level the GNA recommend that as a minimum your complete the England Netball Safeguarding on-line training and have undertaken a basic emergency first aid course.  A position of trust can include the following but the list is not exhaustive:

  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Umpire

It is best practice to complete these courses every three years.

The Guernsey sports commission also run a “Time to Listen” course which is encouraged and supported by the GNA.


First Aid Courses
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The course will provide you with basic First Aid and emergency training . This course teaches everyday first aid skills, which are invaluable when accidents happen around the everyday . The course includes CPR for adults, bleeding, burns, chest pain, choking in adults, unconscious casualty, fainting, bites & stings, sprains and strains.

Mon 24th Sep 6 – 9.30pm


Safeguarding Courses:

SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTING CHILDREN

Thurs 4th Oct Youth Safeguarding (13-17) 6 – 8pm

TBC in Nov Safeguarding & Protecting Children 6 – 9pm TBC in Nov Safeguarding & Protecting Children 6 – 9pm

 

TIME TO LISTEN

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For more information on the above courses please contact the Guernsey Sports Commission on http://guernseysports.com/workshops/

Complete the online form http://guernseysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Booking-Form.pdf


The ISCP is formally known as the Islands Child Protection Committee. It is a multi-agency committee with representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors. It was given legal status in the  children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law, 2008. Its main purpose is to enhance the safety of children and young people in the islands through promoting effective co-ordination and co-operation between agencies providing services to children and families.

 



Please remember it is not your duty to investigate a child protection concern but it is your responsibility to report it

 

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