BADMINTONscotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. We recognise the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.
BADMINTONscotland believes that all members, clubs and associations have a responsibility to help protect young people and incorporate good practice as an essential element to ensure that this happens.
It is a stated benefit of affiliation to BADMINTONscotland that our members can access the services of Disclosure Scotland.
Should you require any further information, have concerns about the welfare of a child or wish to discuss any of the information outlined, please contact BADMINTONscotland Child Protection Officer, Sharon MacKechnie, on 0141 445 1218
10 STEPS: WHAT HAS BADMINTONscotland DONE TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN IN SPORT?
- Appointed a named contact to co-ordinate child protection within BADMINTONscotland who has attended ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ or other basic child protection awareness training and ‘In Safe Hands – Club Child Protection Officer’ workshop.
- Adopted a Child Protection Policy at board level within BADMINTONscotland.
- Identified any risks to children participating in our activities.
- Ensured all adults working with children in BADMINTONscotland sign up to a Code of Conduct for working with children.
- Supported all adults working with children in Badmintonscotland to attend ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ or other basic child protection awareness workshop.
- Adopted and used an effective ‘recruitment and selection’ procedure to make sure new staff/volunteers have been carefully considered and vetted to do regulated work with children.
- Adopted ‘responding to concerns’ procedures to ensure that staff/volunteers get the appropriate help for a child or challenge the inappropriate conduct of any adults within BADMINTONscotland.
- Adopted a ‘disciplinary’ procedure to ensure BADMINTONscotland can deal with any inappropriate conduct or child abuse and, if necessary, refer any individual to Disclosure Scotland for consideration on the Children’s List.
- Adopted a procedure to review any child protection concerns which have arisen to ensure procedures are followed and appropriate action taken in the best interests of the child.
- Adopted ‘Safe in Care’ guidelines that are appropriate to Badmintonscotland’s activities, e.g. trips away from home, physical contact, adult to child ratios, ICT and social media.
Our full policy can be downloaded here
Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.
To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, wellbeing is described in terms of eight indicators.
The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters - SHANARRI.
Badminton Scotland will play our part to promote, support and safeguard children and young people’s wellbeing.