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.
Child Protection and Safeguarding is at the forefront of all Netball Ireland activities. The documents below outline the Netball Ireland policy on the area.
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.