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Child Protection Policy

This policy statement demonstrates the importance that this club places on the protection of children who participate in the club programmes.  The club is committed to ensuring that all young members are able to enjoy a wide range of activities in a safe environment.


The BJBA / Smashers club will:

 Adopt BADMINTON England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Badminton Policy and procedures and is working to the Safeguarding Best Practice guidelines. 

Ensure that BADMINTON England DBS checks are undertaken for volunteers and coaches in regular contact with young people  where they meet the eligibility guidelines

Appoint a Welfare Officer who has attended recognised child protection training

Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people

Ensure that advice, guidance and training is available for all volunteers working with children in the club

Require all members and visitors to abide by the club’s Codes of Conduct and Equality Policy

Respond to all incidents of suspicious poor practice and allegations, swiftly and appropriately

Ensure that allegations, incidents and poor practice are reported to the Club Welfare Officer