Raising Concerns.

Making sure everyone who experiences basketball in a fun and safe environment is really important to us, so we want to make sure everyone who has any concerns or worries about someone’s safety can easily get in touch with us to raise a concern and speak with the most relevant people to sort it out.

Recognising a problem
If something is going on which is making you or anyone you know feel uncomfortable and afraid for their safety then it is important you recognise this and take action. 

If you are unsure if what is going on is a problem, speak with your Club Welfare Officer or contact us for a discussion regarding the matter and the next steps.

The NSPCC also have a hotline which is 24/7 if your concern is urgent.

If you need urgent help with your mental health, Mind provide a service to provide you with urgent help.  Their tool is designed to help you understand and manage your situation when you feel like you need help

Reporting a concern
If you are a young person under the age of 18 and wish to speak with someone you can report your concerns with our dedicated safeguarding team here at Basketball England. We also have a dedicated safeguarding FAQs page which provide more information around the concerns process. 

If you are or someone you know is in immediate danger or you think their safety is at risk, contact the Police (999/101) immediately or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or find more information on how to report a concern to the NSPCC here.

For more information and the different organisations which can help you, go to our dedicated child safety section.


Reporting a historical allegation

Basketball England takes allegations of historical abuse very seriously. If you choose to speak to us about your experience, we will listen, support you through the process and ensure that appropriate steps are taken in partnership with statutory services. If you have a concern about historical allegations, please contact us here or to report it to the statutory authorities through 101 (Police) or the NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000.

There is a dedicated page for parents which cover some of the main issues when considering a child’s safety in sport.

You can also report a historical allegation to us by clicking here.

Other Useful Links

Contact NSPCC

Contact CPSU

Contact Childline

Contact UK Safer Internet Centre

Contact UK Anti Bullying Alliance

Contact Basketball England

Find your local councils safeguarding team