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