Play Safe

IMPORTANT: Before you attend an activity, club or venue, you must ensure that it is safe to do so, especially in the case of children or vulnerable adults.

 Here are some things to look out for: -
 
Child protection policy
A good activity provider will welcome questions about its activities and the safety of its environment. It will have a child protection policy and you should be told what to do if your child has any concerns. Ideally, there should be a Club Welfare Officer who will answer any questions you might have.
 
Criminal Records Bureau check
You need to be sure that the staff and volunteers who will be working with your child are suitable. Ask if the club undertakes enhanced level CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks on coaches and helpers.
 
Training & education
Appropriate training and education ensures that everyone working with participants is aware of how to make the activities enjoyable and safe. Ask if coaches, instructors and volunteers have undertaken training through a recognised National Governing Body, achieved a formal qualification in the sport or activity and have 1st aid qualifications.
 
Club accreditation
Find out whether the activity provider has an accreditation award such as Clubmark or a National Governing Body equivalent. This shows that it has achieved a recognised minimum standard that ensures it provides a high quality experience. 
 
Make sure you play safe.
 
Useful Links & More Information: -
 
Department for Culture, Media and Sport - Helping keep your child safe in sport - Child Protection Leaflet for Parents - Click Here
 
Get Active London is a signposting tool. Participants attend activities, clubs and events presented on Get Active London at their own risk. For more information on what to look out for before taking part or to report an issue, contact your local Get Active London representative.

  

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