It is important that before you attend any activity, club or venue you have gone through the appropriate checks and made sure it is safe to do so.
Child Protection Policy
A good activity provider will welcome questions about its activities and the safety of its environment. It will have a child protection policy and you should be told what to do if your child has any concerns. Ideally, there should be a club welfare officer who will answer any questions you might have.
Criminal Records Bureau Check
You need to be sure that the staff and volunteers who will be working with your child are suitable. Ask if the club undertakes enhanced level CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks on coaches and helpers.
Training and Education
Appropriate training and education ensures that everyone working with participants is aware of how to make the activities enjoyable and safe. Ask if coaches, instructors and volunteers have undertaken training through a recognised National Governing Body, or achieved a formal qualification in the sport or activity.
Find out whether the activity provider has an accreditation award such as the BADMINTON England certification. This shows that it has achieved a recognised minimum standard that ensures it provides a high quality experience.
MAKE SURE YOU PLAY SAFELY.