Safeguarding  Policy


Note: The terms ‘child’ and ‘young person’ describe any person under the age of 18. References to ‘parents’ should be read as parents and carers inclusively.

Our statement 

Hethersett Badminton Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Badminton England requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:-

Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Hethersett Badminton Club in a safe and child centred environment.

Are protected from abuse whilst participating in badminton at Hethersett Badminton Club.

Our Policy

What we’ll do as part of our safeguarding policy.

We will, promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people value, listen to and respect children  

Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation 

Adopt safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers  

Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.

Provide effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about our policies, procedures and behaviour codes and follow them confidently and competently 

Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents or concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual(s) who raise or disclose the concern 

Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.

Prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable individuals by recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.

Develop and implement an effective online safety policy and related procedures.

Share information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their parents.

Make sure that children, young people and their parents know where to go for help if they have a concern


The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Hethersett Badminton Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from the organisation.

This policy will be reviewed yearly or in the following circumstances, changes in legislation made by Badminton England.

Everyone involved in providing activities for children will be given access to appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people


Our Safeguarding/Welfare Officer

Name: Kerry Pells

Tel: 07703360564


Date 17/03/2023