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Player Welfare & Safeguarding

We believe that every child and young person involved in the game of Basketball has the right to have fun and be safe in their sport. Sadly, abuse can take place and sometimes from those that children and young people trust the most. We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people to participate in basketball and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard their welfare by doing all we can to protect them from sexual, physical or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying.

If at any time, you'd like to talk to someone in confidence about a welfare issue please contact us

Welfare: Project
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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.

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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.

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Welfare Officers

If you’re a club who has young people under the age of 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure those people are in a safe and welcoming environment. Appointing a club welfare officer is a really good way of doing this as it means there is a dedicated individual who the young people, coaches and parents can go to.

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DBS Checks

Keeping everyone in basketball safe is really important to us, so this section aims to outline who requires a DBS check and the process behind this.


Got more DBS questions?

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Guidance and Templates

Access Basketball England's extensive library of guidance information and template documents relating to safeguarding and welfare.

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