Safeguarding & welfare

Reporting an incident/Cause FOR CONCERN 

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

REPORT A CONCERN - incident Report form

Safeguarding policy, guidance and documents

For more information on Safeguarding or to contact the England Handball lead Safeguarding officer please contact - 
Safeguarding@englandhandball.com or call the EHA office: (0)1925 246482/3

England Handball - Safeguarding Policy (Updated May 2020)

England Handball - Safeguarding: Good Practice and Guidance Document

England Handball - Covid-19 Coaching online 

Ann Craft Trust - Guidance on Safeguarding Adults in Sport 


England Handball - Club Welfare Officer Role Description

England Handball - Staff Code of Conduct

England Handball - Complaints and Feedback Procedure



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"

Example Forms FOR CLUB USE:

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.