Safeguarding and Equality

Goalball UK is working closely with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), a specialist group under the umbrella of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to maintain an up to date safeguarding and child protection policy. Goalball UK are currently working towards the preliminary standards. For more information on the standards procedure, please contact the NSPCC or CPSU.

To download Goalball UK’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (updated March 2015) please click here.

Goalball UK has a requirement as the recognised national governing body for the sport to provide a user friendly and transparent approach to safeguarding, child protection, welfare and equality for all.

  • This approach will see Goalball UK staff, volunteers, players, officials, non-playing members, spectators, families of those involved and external partners understand the process and regulations in place.
  • Goalball UK has named a designated Lead Safeguarding Officer.
  • Goalball UK Lead Safeguarding Officer and Directors are working closely with the relevant organisations including the NSPCC and Sport England to build a portfolio of resources that address the serious nature of safeguarding involved in the sport.
  • These resources will be made available for all through our central database of appendices held at the Head Office with the administrative team and the Lead Officer. All Goalball UK staff will be given copies and made aware of the contents relevance. The full safeguarding portfolio will also be available online.

ESSENTIAL CONTACTS:

Goalball UK (www.goalballuk.com)

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Goalball UK Lead Safeguarding Officer     

Becky Ashworth 07975 893924 or  becky@goalballuk.com

For local contacts please consult phone directories or internet to find the appropriate information:

Children’s Social Care and Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – available through Local Authorities

Police – in emergency dial 999 or consult local directories

 

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES:

Childline (www.childline.org.uk)  – for children and young people 0800 1111         

NSPCC (www.nspcc.org.uk) – for adults concerned about a child or young person 0808 800 5000 or  help@nspcc.org.uk        

CPSU (www.thecpsu.org.uk) – for enquiries or advice on safeguarding children in sport 0116 234 7278

Thinkuknow (Thinkuknow.co.uk) – Online site with information for young people and adults, including how to report concerns

Kidscape (www.kidscape.org.uk) – Charity established to protect children and prevent bullying

Please be aware, all discussions are dealt with confidentially and in accordance with UK government laws.

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