Parental Concerns

If you’re worried or concerned about any aspect of your child in basketball, there are some frequently asked questions in this section which should help to relieve this. There are also details of how to contact us here with any other information you might need.

We have a dedicated safeguarding section within the site, which covers all the information regarding what to do if you have worries and concerns about your child’s safety in basketball.

You can visit the report a concern page and view our policies here. There is also a page specifically designed for children to help them identify if they need to speak with someone, and who that should be, available here

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, or your questions are unanswered, you can contact our team at HQ with any concerns you have and we will do our best answer them, or get in touch with the people who can.

If you have an urgent query and you believe there is a risk to someone’s safety you can report a concern directly to the NSPCC here.

Yes. Basketball England completes a risk assessment for each event they hold. We require any camp, tournament competition or event which we endorse to complete a risk assessment as well.

Yes. Basketball England requires staffing ratios which reflect the number, age and gender of participants.

In the first instance you should contact your club welfare officer (CWO). The CWO has been trained in safeguarding and child protection and can access assistance from Basketball England. Alternatively, you can contact childprotection@basketballengland.co.uk directly.

Basketball England has set forth strict guidelines which cover improper approach. This information can be found on the Basketball England Code of Ethics and Conduct, Section 5 (link). If you feel your child has been improperly approached, please contact childprotection@basketballengland.co.uk.