Child Protection

Child Protection

Ulster Badminton is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for any person to be able to enjoy and participate in our sport. If you have a query or want to discuss a safeguarding  or child protection issue (summary at bottom of page), please contact Ulster Badminton Child Protection Officer. Her details are: Beverley Ringland Tel: 02892 / 638252 beverleyringland@ulsterbadminton.com

Badminton Ireland has produced a safeguarding policy and specific guidance for clubs, available here  http://www.badmintonireland.com/page/21496/Child-protection

The links below will provide clubs, coaches and volunteers with more information for their work with young people. It you need further information or clarification on anything then please contact the Ulster Badminton office.

Coaches/Sports Leaders Charter– This Charter is applicable to coaches/selector /managers and appointed volunteers. Click here (take you to this link http://www.badmintonireland.com/file/369206/?dl=1 )

What clubs should do: To support clubs in implementing best practice  Badminton Ireland have produced a number of pro-forma (click here to take you to BI safeguarding section.) http://www.badmintonireland.com/page/21496/Child-protection )

For further information or advice please contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 email help@nspcc.org.uk or the Child Protection in Sport Unit at pstephenson@nspcc.org.uk

Useful links for parents:

Help your child stay safe online with Share Aware– NSPCC campaign for parents of children aged 8-12 – will help to reassure you, and give you everything you need to keep your children safe. This is advice that will untangle the web, and show you how you can be just as great a parent online, as you are the rest of the time. The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

The NSPCC launched an ‘Underwear Rule’ campaign to help parents protect their children from sexual abuse. Aimed at helping support parents have conversations with primary school age children about sexual abuse, available to view and download on the NSPCC’s website (below). The NSPCC has developed an easy-to-remember guide – Talk PANTS – that helps children understand the key points of the Rule. www.nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule

Other useful information:

anti bully ubbui

Child Protection Summary

safeguarding in sport & 1st Aid

Transport Guidelines

Safeguarding the child athlete in sport: a review, a framework and recommendations for the IOC youth athlete development model