Child protection policy

If you have serious concerns about the welfare of a child then you can contact Police or Social Services by entering the postcode where the child is resident in the following website:http://withscotland.org/public

The Scottish Handball Association (SHA) is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. For the purposes of this policy and associated procedures a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.

Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

This document outlines SHA commitment to protecting children.

These guidelines are based on the following principles:

Wellbeing (SHANARRI)

The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential. At home, in school or the wider community, every child and young person should be:

These eight factors are often referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI.

They are wellbeing indicators which help make it easier for children and families and the people working with them to discuss how a child or young person is doing at a point in time and if there is a need for support.

Each child is unique and there is no set level of wellbeing that children should achieve. Wellbeing is influenced by children’s individual experiences and changing needs as they grow.

The Scottish Handball Association will:

Reviews

This Policy and these Procedures will be regularly reviewed:

Email Child Protection Officer Monika Wilikinson with any issues:childprotection@scottishhandball.com

Information on Child Protection training courses can be found here: https://sportscotland.org.uk/training/ 

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