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Safeguarding and child protection

If your team includes vulnerable adults or children and young people aged under 18, you need to think about safeguarding and child protection.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

If you or any members of your team will spend time alone with children or vulnerable adults, you may want to ask for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and go on a child protection course to learn what to do and what not to do. If you’re going to coach children to play stoolball at school, you must have a DBS check and coaching qualification. The school will ask to see them, even if you’re with someone else who is qualified. If you appoint a Child Protection Officer, you must ask for a check for them too.

Even if you’ve already been checked, perhaps with the local cricket or football club, you need a separate check for stoolball. Stoolball England can arrange a DBS check for stoolball. If you’d like us to arrange your check, contact us.

You can find out more about the Disclosure and Barring Service on GOV.UK.

Policies and procedures

Stoolball England has developed policies on safeguarding, child protection, recruitment of volunteers and data protection. Many of the same issues apply to your team, so you can read our policies and procedures to help you write your own.