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Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Statement

Southgate Squash and Racketball Club takes the welfare and protection of members and visitors seriously and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment. As such, SSRC has adopted all relevant England Squash policies – England Squash – Safe Squash.

These include the following:

  • ES Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
  • ES Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures
  • ES Equality Policy

Coaches working at SSRC:

Child Protection

  • Recognising all children participating in squash/racketball (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.
  • Ensuring individuals working within squash/racketball at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children.
  • Adopting and implementing the England Squash ‘Safe Squash – Safeguarding Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any future versions of this.
  • Appointing a Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required.
  • Ensuring all individuals working within squash/racketball at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with England Squash guidelines and relevant legislation.
  • Ensuring all individuals working within squash/racketball at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by England Squash, and the club.
  • Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Safeguarding Officer are available:
    • As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club
    • As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members
    • As a main point of contact within the club as Safeguarding Officer and the England Squash Safeguarding Team, and
    • As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding.
  • Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding procedures.
  • Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Safeguarding Officer
    • Details of the County Safeguarding Officer will be made available, in case the Club Safeguarding Officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Safeguarding Officer.
  • Ensuring all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
  • Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Safeguarding Officer and the external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within child safeguarding procedures.

SSRC Welfare Officer – Sarah Wilkinson

If anyone has a safeguarding concern, they should contact:

  • safeguarding@southgatesquashclub.co.uk
  • 020 8886 8381 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

If the safeguarding concern is urgent, they should contact:

  • Police on 999
  • Enfield Children’s Services (office hours: 020 8379 5555 / out of office hours: 020 8379 1000 – option 2).
  • Barnet Children’s Services (office hours: 020 8359 4066 / out of office hours: 020 8359 2000)

Other useful contacts:

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • England Squash safeguarding team:
    • safesquash@englandsquash.com
    • Telephone 0161 438 4302
England Squash Club Risk Assessment – Southgate Squash and Racketball Club
England Squash Club Risk Assessment – Southgate Squash and Racketball Club