Safeguarding: Advice for children

This section is to help you understand where you can go for more information on how to be safe when playing basketball and what to do if you are worried or have any questions about anything which might be making you feel uncomfortable.

Report a concern to Basketball England.

Report a concern to NSPCC.

Messages sent to you which are hurtful and making you upset should be reported. There is an organisation which can give you advice about how to be safe online called Child Net. For more information you can go to their website and get information on making sure you feel safe and secure online and in social media. If you feel like you need to report your concerns and your safety is at risk, you can report a concern here. We also have a person here at Basketball England who is responsible for making sure you feel safe and taking action on any worries you have about social media and you can get in touch here.

We’re really sorry you are being bullied and it is affecting how much you enjoy basketball. If you feel you are being bullied and would like more information you can visit our friends at the Anti Bullying Alliance who can give you some more information on what to do if you feel like you’re being bullied. You can report your concerns to them, or contact us at Basketball England and talk to us about what is happening and how we can help.

If you’re worried or have any concerns about the behaviour of people towards you it is important you report this to someone. This could be a coach, teacher or parent. If you’re not comfortable talking to any of these and want to talk to someone you can contact Childline who have lots of people who can listen and advise you on what to do next. You can also contact our safeguarding officer here at Basketball England if you wish to report a concern.

If you feel your safety is at risk and need to speak with someone immediately contact the NSPCC who will be able to speak with you at any hour of the day.

We have a whole section dedicated to how parents can support their child, including an FAQ’s section on keeping your child safe in basketball. If you still have questions contact our safeguarding team.