At Basketball England, we believe that every child and young person involved in the game of Basketball has the right to have fun and be safe in their sport. Sadly, abuse can take place and sometimes from those that children and young people trust the most. We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people to participate in basketball and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard their welfare by doing all we can to protect them from sexual, physical or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying.
The welfare of children and young people is everyone's responsibility, especially when it comes to abuse. Everyone involved in basketball - officials, coaches, volunteers, parents/carers, other family members, friends and the children themselves can help. If you have any concerns about poor or abusive practice or suspect that a child may be being abused or is at risk, please go to our safeguarding section where you can get advice and report any concerns you may have for a child's safety.
For more information please refer to our Safeguarding Policy.
Whilst this policy is intended primarily to promote the welfare and safety of children and young people and to help minimise the risk of child abuse, it also provides guidance to all those involved in the sport about acceptable behaviour and good practice. Best practice protects everyone involved in sport.
We are continually trying to improve our procedures and make our documents as "user friendly" as possible. If you have any comments, please contact our Compliance Manager.