Netball East is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to play netball.

England Netball recognises that everyone has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all young people from poor practice, abuse and bullying.

For more information download The England Netball Good Practice Guide >>

Safeguarding News

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Time to Listen

Time to Listen is a netball-specific workshop designed to support Club Safeguarding Officers.  The workshop uses easy to follow, practical netball-related examples and case studies to enable you to fully understand your role in the club, and England Netball, and how you can effectively safeguard young people in your care. Time to Listen is developed by England Netball and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) of the NSPCC.

All CAPS clubs’ Club Safeguarding Officers (CSOs) are now required to attend a Time to Listen Course as part of the CAPS criteria.

To be able to attend the Time to Listen all attendees must first have attended the Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children, or equivalent, workshop as Time to Listen builds on this training.  If you need to find a SCUK course, please contact Michelle, East Regional Coordinator on the details below or your county NDO, local authority or CSP (county sports partnership).  

The cost for EN Club Safeguarding Officers is – Zero! You reap the value, England Netball pays the costs.  It's ABSOLUTELY FREE! Coaches are also welcome to attend for £30, places will however be offered first come to club CSO's. Netball East are running a workshop to support our CAPs clubs:

Regional or 01582 813766

Address: Netball East, C/O Active Luton, Wigmore Hall, Eaton green, Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. LU 9JB

England Netball have launched an anti bullying competition. For more information, please click here

If you are looking to attend a Safeguarding course please contact your County Sports Partnership to find courses in your local area:

County Sports Partnerships:

✪ Team Beds & Luton >>

✪ Cambridgeshire Living Sport >>

✪ Active Essex >> 

✪ Herts Sports Partnership >> 

✪ Active Norfolk >>

✪ Suffolk Sport >>