Creating clear child safety policies and procedures is the starting point in helping to manage child safeguarding.
Having these policies is only one step in this process and making sure everyone is aware of the policies, has read them, and knows the consequences if any policies and procedures are not followed, is essential.
The second piece is ensuring coaches and umpires are well-trained and have a clear understanding about what is and is not acceptable within a netball environment. How one player responds to training techniques will be different from another so we need to ensure that coaches and umpires can be sufficiently supported to protect themselves and their own reputation and that sports organisations and clubs can feel secure with the knowledge that they are doing everything they can to protect their members and volunteers.
Please review these resources:
- A Guide for Physical Contact when Working With Children
- Code of Conduct - What do I Need to Know As An Official?
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