We're committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone to play squash. It's our shared responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.
We recognise that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all young people and adults at risk and have therefore developed policy, procedures and guidelines in safeguarding and protecting young people and adults at risk in squash. These apply to all individuals involved, paid or in a voluntary capacity in squash.
Please see our safeguarding policy statement for more information on our approach to safeguarding. To access our full policies please see the links under the heading below.
Download our safeguarding policies here:
Where to seek advice
If you have any questions or concerns regarding safeguarding issues within squash, please email email@example.com or telephone 0161 438 4302.
If you are worried or have an immediate or historic concern about a child or at risk adult’s safety then please call the NSPCC Helpline number – 0808 800 5000.
WATCH: find out more about safeguarding and child protection.
Safeguarding Education & Training Requirements
If you are thinking of taking on a role within squash whether that's as a welfare officer, coach, official or volunteer, it is a good idea to understand what training and education you may require to fulfill your safeguarding responsibilities. There are a number of different training courses that you can take. Use our interactive training matrix to understand more about each of the training courses. You can even click the links on them and book a course today. If you would like more information you can view our full training matrix.
Thinking of becoming a welfare officer? Watch the video above to find out more about the welfare officer role.
Safeguarding forms and guidance
The following forms and guidance have been developed to provide everyone involved in squash and squash 57 the tools to ensure best practice:
Clubs and Counties
- Application form
- Coach and Volunteer Reference Form
- DBS Guidance
- Apply for a DBS Check
- Application to capture images at events (season pass)
- Photography and Video Policy Statement
- Photography and Filming Consent Form
- Application to capture images at events (one day pass)
- Parent Consent Form
- County Welfare Officer - job description
- Club Welfare Officer - job description
- Social Media Acceptable Use Statement and Form
- Safer Recruitment for Clubs and Counties
- Safe Squash Club Officer A4 Editable Poster
- Safe Squash Juniors A4 Editable Poster
- Safe Squash Adults A4 Editable Poster
- Safe Squash Event Template A4 Editable Poster
- Definitions of Abuse
- Incident referral form
- Key Contacts
- Training Matrix
- Advice and support for individuals receiving a disclosure
- Advice and support for those who have experienced abuse
- Information for those against whom a complaint of poor practice or allegation of abuse has been made
- Risk Assessment - Tournament Venues
- Risk Assessment - International Competition (Travel)
- Safeguarding Working Group Case Management Group ToR
- Safeguarding Reporting Procedure Flowcharts
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Safer Use of Changing Facilities (July 2020)
- Guidance on Juniors Playing Against Adults (July 2019)
- Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations (October 2018)
- Position of Trust Update (November 2017)
- Duty of Care Report (April 2017)
- Duty of Care Briefing (December 2014)
- My Magic Sports Kit (January 2014)