Everyone has a part to play in ensuring that the young people in netball are safe and getting the most they can from their involvement in the sport.

England Netball has adopted the Safeguarding Young People in Netball Policy and provides a range of guidance and resources to help safeguard from any risk of harm to young people and to ensure that any vulnerable young people are provided with the best support available. Whether you are a parent/carer, a young person or a Club Safeguarding Officer you will find a section on the ENjoy, ENtrust, ENsure pages of the England Netball website, specific to your needs and links to lots of documents you need.

Being involved in sport can bring many positives to a person. It is also an environment where young people can find friends and role models. We know that there are many pressures on young people and sometimes they may have difficulties in coping. We have taken this on board and broadened our definition of safeguarding to include well-being. We provide some basic guidance to help recognise and respond to the most frequently occurring issues and sign-posts to the numerous support organisations which can provide the expert help needed with these complex issues. Organisations which are accessible to young people are included, so that they have the option to take action to help themselves, or if you are a young netballer needing some help, we encourage you to use them.

We hope you find the information you need on these pages.

If you need further advice, please contact:

England Netball

07595 863991

Information about Safeguarding courses in the Region can be found here:

Safeguarding Courses

DBS Information

DBS Information

England Netball has introduced DBS checks as part of a process of safer recruitment of staff and volunteers working with young people (ie under the age of 18 years) in the sport.