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Safeguarding Young People

The Herts Committee has adopted, and fully supports, Badminton England’s requirements in relation to the safeguarding of young people. The safeguarding regulation statement is as follows:

1.The Hertfordshire Badminton Association (HBA) agrees to adopt the Badminton England Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy (revised May 2019).

2. All individuals involved at all levels of Badminton through Badminton England, a County Badminton Association or Affiliated Club/League/Organisation, including, but not limited to players, club members, officials, coaches, administrators, parents of players and spectators are deemed to have assented to the Badminton England Code of Ethics and Conduct and to adhere to the principles of the Badminton England Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy.

3. Any act, statement or other behaviour that harms a young person, a group of young people, or that poses or may pose a risk of harm to a young person or group of young people shall be considered a child protection concern. Such conduct will be dealt with, at the appropriate level, through the Badminton England Child Protection Disciplinary Procedures.

Badminton England’s Policy is available at https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/play/ways-to-play/clubs/safeguarding/

If you have any safeguarding issues, please contact the HBA’s Child Welfare Officer, Barbara Lewczynska, on 01438 840699 or at childwelfareofficer@hertsbadminton.net

If you have any questions or comments about the policy, contact Simon Gouldstone at HBA_Secretary@hertsbadminton.net