England Korfball is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all participants.
Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people. It also extends to adults at risk, and ensuring a safe and transparent environment for everyone taking part in korfball.
If you have a safeguarding concern you MUST report it.
In England Korfball we believe that the welfare of children and adults at risk is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting them from abuse. Everyone in korfball – administrator, club official, coach, parent, friend, children themselves, everyone – can help.
Serious Concerns/Imminent Risk
If you have a serious concern and you believe that a child or adult at risk is at imminent risk in the first instance you must contact the Police or Children/Adult Services in your area and then contact the Safeguarding Lead as soon a possible via email or call 07917 388173.
If you are in doubt as to whether your concern is serious, contact the Safeguarding Lead Declan Kohl via email or call 07917 388173.
If the Safeguarding Lead is unavailable call the NSPCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) who are available weekdays 8am-10pm and weekends 9am-6pm for help, advice and support: 0808 800 5000
You can also find details of your council and LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) here
All Other Concerns
If there is no immediate risk, you can report the concern in the following ways:
- If the concern arises during an event, you should contact the designated event welfare/child protection officer
- If the concern relates to an affiliated club activity, you should contact the club welfare/ child protection officer
- If none of the above apply or you are not comfortable speaking to the nominated welfare /child protection officers please contact the Safeguarding Lead during normal working hours: Declan Kohl via email or call 07917 388173.
Finally, please remember England Korfball will support anyone who, in good faith, reports his or her concerns that a child or adult is at risk of, or may actually be, being abused.
The England Korfball Safeguarding Lead is Declan Kohl, Operations Officer.
If you have any questions or queries on safeguarding, or wish to make a safeguarding complaint, please contact Declan via email or call 07917 388173.
Details of the NSP (National Safeguarding Panel) can be found here
- EK DBS Guidance & FAQs
- EK Guidance Policy for managing safeguarding allegations.pdf
- EK Adult Safeguarding Policy.pdf
- EK Adults Safeguarding Policy Annex.pdf
- England Korfball Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.pdf
- England Korfball Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy-Annex.pdf
- EK Performance Programme Safeguarding Guidance
- EK Under 18 Participant Guidelines
- EK Photography & Use of Image Policy Guidelines
- CPSU Photography & Video Consent form template
- EK Changing and Changing rooms Guidance
- EK Anti bullying & Harassment Policy
- EK Managing challenging behaviour of Young People guidance
- EK Physical Contact Guidance
- EK collection & late collection Guidance
- EK Social Media & Internet Good Practice Guidelines
- England Korfball U18 Referee request form
- EK Pregnancy Guidance
- Memorandum of Understanding Sharing of Safeguarding Information UK & Ireland
- NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit offers plenty of resources and tool-kits, alongside a helpline and online enquiry form
More safeguarding tools and resources will be added to this page on the website.