Everyone has a part to play in ensuring that the young people in netball are safe and getting the most they can from their involvement in the sport.

England Netball has developed a Safeguarding Young People in Netball Policy and provides a range of guidance and resources to help safeguard from any risk of harm to young people and to ensure that any vulnerable young people are provided with the best support available.

Being involved in sport can bring many positives to a person. It is also an environment where young people can find friends and role models. We know that there are many pressures on young people and sometimes they may have difficulties in coping. We have taken this on board and broadened our definition of safeguarding to include well-being. We provide guidance to help recognise and respond to the most frequently occurring issues and sign-posts to the numerous support organisations which can provide the expert help needed with these complex issues. Organisations which are accessible to young people are included so that they have the option to take action to help themselves, or if you are a young netballer needing some help we encourage you to use them.

If anyone would like more information or to disclose a safeguarding concern please contact Michelle Cox at

More safeguarding information can be read here:

Anti Bullying & Harassment Policy

How to report a Safeguarding concern

Safeguarding young people in netball policy

Social media policy

Social media agreement

Safer recruitment checklist

Safeguarding disciplinary regulations

Recognising signs of abuse

Child protection in sport online course