BADMINTONscotland is committed to ensuring the
safety and well-being of children, and to that end has
produced a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy aimed at
supporting member clubs and has signed up to the 2006 Accord for
the Protection of Children in Scottish Sport.
BADMINTONscotland's action plan in relation to the
Accord can be found
BADMINTONscotland has also produced a series of
appendices which can be downloaded individually and cover
subjects such as self declaration, medical consent, incident
reporting etc. These forms are design to assist clubs,
organisers and coaches with some of the administration which may
be required during the season.
BADMINTONscotland will only engage coaches who are
prepared to adopt 'best practice' as outlined in the Code of
Conduct. The Code of Conduct has been extracted from the Child
and Vulnerable Adult protection policy and should be adhered to
by all coaches.
are perfectly proper in their dealings with children and the
code should merely be confirmation of existing good practice. We
are supportive of BADMINTONscotland's
position on this issue. We appreciate that the policy and
procedures will protect our own position in the unlikely event
that issue is taken with our actions.
If you have concerns about a Child Protection or
Vulnerable Adult issue the following link may help you find the
most suitable organisation or contact details to assist
or you can contact
BADMINTONscotland's Child Protection Officer
Sharon MacKechnie via the office 0141 445 1218.
Practice & Child Protection Workshops
This 3-hour workshop is
suitable for coaches and volunteers who may come in to contact
with children. This workshop explores the Code of Conduct for
those in contact with children and provides basic information on
recognising child abuse and responding to concerns. A link to a
timetable of workshops across the country can be found
Stay Safe & Have Fun
in Sport is a new leaflet from Children 1st for
children and young people to raise awareness about their right
to be safe while playing sport. It suggests where children and
young people can find help and support if they are worried about
something. Stay Safe and Have Fun in Sportí has been written and
designed with the help of children and young people. Suitable
for all children and young people 10 years and over and can be
distribute to young people.