“The most important element in sport is the people involved, whether they are taking part, volunteering, coaching or paid employees… sport relies on putting people – their safety, well-being and welfare – at the centre of what sport does.”
– Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Duty of Care in Sport independent review, April 2017
At Cardiff Met Archers Basketball club “putting people at the centre of what we do” is fundamental to our ethos. This page provides more information about how we do that from a safeguarding and welfare point of view. Here you can find out who our Welfare Officers are, read our policies, and be signposted to further resources.
All our coaches (over the age of 18) hold basketball coaching qualifications, are DBS checked, have a mentor and attend an annual upskilling workshop. All our head coaches and almost all of our assistants also hold a first aid qualification and have undertaken Safeguarding training.
If you have concerns about something that’s happened or something you’ve witnessed, it’s important for you to address these concerns, it’s vital that you talk to someone. You can speak to any of our Welfare Officers (listed below) and discuss your concern. We ask that ideally you speak to the Welfare Officer in your area first as they should be more familiar with your situation, however you don’t have to do this, you can speak to whomever you are most comfortable with.
If you have an urgent concern about or as a child, you can contact NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 (Mon-Fri 10-4pm) or Childline 24/7 on 0800 1111.
Please see our resources section at the bottom of the page if you need support about or as an adult. If someone is in immediate danger call emergency
services on 999.
Safeguarding officer(s) and contact emails:
Lead Welfare Officer & Wheelchair Basketball Lead
Head Coach, High Performance Programme (Wheelchair Basketball)
Our relevant policies and documents:
Parents and carers Code of Conduct
Recorded Images of Junior Players Policy
Registration Form for Photographers
Example Senior Players Code of Conduct
The Child Protection in Sport Unit
Basketball England Safeguarding
Cardiff Mind – The Mental Health Charity
Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention Charity
For Cardiff Met Students only – Student Wellbeing Services