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 the policy below 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.
Please refer below for advice and guidance on what to do if you have a concern about a child or young person, or someone working or volunteering within the sport.
If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child please contact Police Scotland - call 101 or 999.