Sun 27 Jun 2021 14:42

Every child who participates in netball should be able to do so in a fun, safe environment and be protected from harm. Cornwall Netball places the highest priority on participants safety and enjoyment and recognises that they have a duty towards children within the sport and any member providing netball opportunities must do so with the highest possible standard of care. A child is defined as being under 18 years of age (The Children Act 1989).

In line with England Netball policy, Cornwall Netball is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for adults, children and young people to participate in netball and recognises its responsibility to promote a safe environment for any concerns to be reported without fear of reprisal. Cornwall Netball is committed to ensuring the maximum enjoyment of netball to all players, coaches, volunteers and other stakeholders.

For any queries or concerns at all, please contact Cornwall Netball's Safeguarding Lead: Elizabeth Hall via

For the most up-to-date information regarding Safeguarding, please visit the England Netball page here.

DBS Checking

England Netball is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to play netball. England Netball has introduced DBS checks as part of a process of safer recruitment of staff and volunteers working with young people (i.e. under the age of 18 years) in the sport. To require a check, in general the type of work will involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children. Examples include: Coach, Assistant Coach, Junior Umpire, Team Manager, First Aider/Physiotherapist, Club Safeguarding Officer. Volunteers in an administrative role who never have sole care or supervisory capacity regarding young people DO NOT need to complete DBS checks

For the most up-to-date information regarding DBS checks, please visit the England Netball page here.

Use of Photographic and Video images in Netball:

  • Parents/carers and children have a right to decide whether children’s images are to be taken, and how those images may be used;
  • Parents/carers and children must provide written consent for children’s images to be taken and used;
  • If as a club you wish to have photographs and/or video taken during a match, permission must be sought from the team against which you are playing (whatever the age of the players);
  • Any person wishing to take photographs and/or video at an event must gain authorisation from the event organiser;

For all England Netball safeguarding policies, including the use of images, visit the England Netball page here

Important Contact Details

Advice to anyone feeling in any immediate danger – get away from the situation quickly, go to a public place to find help or call the police (999).
The NSPCC operates a 24 hour free phone helpline telephone number: 0808 800 5000
There is a free 24 hour confidential helpline you can call for help, called Childline. You can call them for free on 0800 1111. Keep trying if you don't get through straight away.
England Netball Lead Child Protection Officer:

Cornwall Netball's Safeguarding Lead: Elizabeth Hall via

Useful Documents

Useful documents can be found below and are a great starting point, but for the most up-to-date information, please visit England Netball's Safeguarding pages
DBS Guidance, as a result of Coronavirus   Download

DBS Guidance, overview 
DBS Guidance, working with Adults  Download 
Regulated Activity Flowchart 'What is Regulated Actvity'  Download
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy  Download 
Safeguarding Training  Download