Safeguarding & welfare

Safeguarding policy, guidance and documents

For more information on Safeguarding or to contact the England Handball lead Safeguarding officer please contact - 

England Handball Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy (Nov 2017)

Code of Conduct  for Children/Young People

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers

Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers 

Reporting an incident 

If you have a concern regarding a child or situation please complete the below form. 

England Handball - Online Incident Report form

Guidance for Coaches 

Any coach leading or coaching youth age groups in a solo capacity should have

1 - A valid DBS Check 

2 - Minimum - Level 1 England Handball Coaching qualification 

3 - Attended and completed a UK coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop

In order to complete a DBS check please contact Safeguarding@englandhandball.com with: 

1 - Full Name of Individual wishing to complete a DBS Check 

2 -  Full personal email address of individual wishing to complete a DBS check

3 - Their role within the club and where they are operating. 

Guidance for Club Welfare officers

Club welfare officers should attend specific training by the Children Protection Sports Unit - "Time to Listen"

good practice documents

To view information providing guidance and good practice regarding safeguarding and child protection please please click here.

This information covers:

1. Recruitment of staff and volunteers
2. DBS disclosures
3. Retention and Storage of Records
4. Guidelines for the Use of Photography
5. Parent-Coach relationship
6. Transport
7. Overnight trips and/ or travel abroad (including hosting)
8. Managing Challenging Behaviour
9. Anti-bullying
10. Appropriate Communication
11. Physical Contact
12. Case Management
13. Whistle Blowing
14. Code of Ethics and Behaviour


1. Incident Form

2. Photo Consent and Photography Form

3. Player Consent Form

4. Safeguarding Referral Form

5. Staff Volunteer Checklist

6. Working with Children Form

7. Club Welfare Officer Form

8. Reference for Working with Young People

9. EHA Volunteer Agreement

Equality of opportunity 

England Handball is responsible for setting standards and values that apply throughout handball in England. Our Equal Opportunities policy looks to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect - and that England Handball is accessible to all. To view the policy please please click here.