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Welfare & Safeguarding Officer

What your area does – role within the league and wider remit
The Welfare officer’s main role is to Safeguard and protect young people in netball. It also looks at supporting players, coaches, umpires and supporters in having a safe, enjoyable and positive netball experience within the Plymouth and District League.

What your area aims to do – purpose, aims objectives
Plymouth Netball has adopted England Netball’s commitment in creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to play netball. It accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.

Plymouth Netball has adopted England Netball’s policies with regards to Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball. We have applied procedures and guidelines that will apply to all individuals involved, paid or in a voluntary capacity in Netball.

Plymouth Netball recognises that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all young people.

Any courses/ workshops – support, costs, benefits
Online Child Protection training http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/safeguarding/online-child-protection-training.php


Who to contact
Contact Maddy Doyle the PDNL Welfare Officer on pdnl.welfare@hotmail.co.uk 07812 591864
England Netball’s Lead Child Protection Officer: call 07595 863 991
besafe@englandnetball.co.uk 07595 863991

Volunteer & Safeguarding Manager
emma.gibson@englandnetball.co.uk 07595 863991

Copies of relevant documentation in PDF format

To support the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Netball. Plymouth Netball have adopted a number of guidelines which have been developed to provide all netball organisations with the tools to ensure all participants are involved in best practice.

• Concerns Flow Chart
• Plymouth Netball Consent Form
• Accident and Incident Report Form
• Definitions of Abuse
• Away Trip Guidelines
• Photography Guidelines
• Child Protection contact list
• Child protection incident form
• Guidance for Club Welfare Officers
• Guidance in responding to a child
• Guidance in responding to an incident
• Junior feedback form
• Parent carer feedback form
• Senior feedback form
• Volunteer agreement form
• Coaches feedback form

The following policies and procedures support the ongoing development of safeguarding within netball

• Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosure Information Policy
• Recruitment Selection Policy
• Anti-Bullying & Harassment Policy
• Complaints Procedure
• Whistle Blowing Policy
• Confidentiality & Information Sharing Policy & Procedure
• Self Disclosure Form

Any relevant links to other sites
Addresses of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) across England. http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/
National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) www.nspcc.org.uk
The NSPCC operates a 24 hour freephone helpline telephone number: 0808 800 5000
Childline: www.childline.com or 0800 11 11
Police : 08452 777 444
Advice & Assessment Service for Children and YP adviceandassessment@plymouth.gov.uk
01752 308600 Out of hours: 01752 346984