For more information on Safeguarding or to contact the England Handball lead Safeguarding officer please contact -
England Handball’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (updated November 2017) please click here.
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.
Club welfare officers should attend specific training by the Children Protection Sports Unit - "Time to Listen"
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
7. Overnight trips and/ or travel abroad (including hosting)
8. Managing Challenging Behaviour
10. Appropriate Communication
11. Physical Contact
12. Case Management
13. Whistle Blowing
14. Code of Ethics and Behaviour
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.