Keeping basketball safe - Basketball England Safeguarding Policy updated

The Basketball England Safeguarding Policy has been updated as the organsiation continues to strive to make the sport as safe as possible.

Children’s welfare is of paramount importance and safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone.

BE has worked closely with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) NSPCC and the Ann Craft Trust to develop robust policies and procedures to safeguard children and adults at risk, achieving the NSPCC & CPSU's National Advanced Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport.

BE also works with clubs and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children and adults at risk is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

Basketball England chair Matt Neville said:

"It is vitally important that everyone who plays our sport does so in a safe environment and the BE board places the highest level of importance on achieving this. As part of this, the board has sanctioned these changes and updates to our Safeguarding Policy to give further emphasis and support in this area.

"We have a strong recent record for good practice in this area and we believe that these changes will help us to continue to strive to be ever more robust in protecting children and adults at risk."

Updates to the Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy, Adults at Risk Policy & Regulations set out the key principles that our organisation adheres to as well as providing best practice guidance. We also have guidance for our clubs, parents, players, staff and welfare officers.

All members should read the revised new policy using the button below. Affiliated organisations, including clubs and leagues should update policies in line with the changes.

Guidance and good practice

  • Role of the club welfare officer - UPDATED
  • Safer Recruitment Guidance and Templates – NEW
  • Parent – Coach relationship – UPDATED
  • Remote teaching and coaching – SIGNPOST TO NEW GUIDANCE

Resources

  • Template Accident Form – NEW
  • Template Club Welcome Pack and Registration Forms – NEW

Safeguarding processes

  • Basketball England now reserve the right to refer case investigations, hearings and appeals to Sport Resolutions.
  • Fee for Safeguarding appeals reduced from £250 to £100
  • Child Protection Case Management Group Policy - UPDATED

If you have any queries, please email safeguardingbasketball@basketballengland.co.uk