Basketball Wales continues to work with Sport Wales and NSPCC Cymru
to review and improve our safeguarding policies and procedures.

Basketball Wales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk involved in our activities and events.

We acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child, young person and adult at risk who has been entrusted to our care and we’re committed to working to provide a safe environment.

Everyone has the right to protection from neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and any other form of abuse. Safeguarding is everyone’s business, and all of our clubs, coaches and volunteers have a responsibility for safeguarding and reporting concerns.

Coaching staff, officials and other volunteers working with children or adults at risk in regulated activities such as games and training, have enhanced DBS checks, appropriate qualifications, first aid and safeguarding training. All our Board members will be receiving a safeguarding induction and further CPD opportunities in this area.

Clubs are reminded that Basketball Wales can carry out DBS checks for coaches and volunteers at a heavily discounted rate thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Welsh Sports Association and Vibrant Nation.

DBS checks can be carried out by emailing

Our safeguarding policies for clubs, national teams, parents and officials are now available online.

We work closely with all our clubs to ensure that safeguarding children and adults at risk is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

If you’re worried and have any safeguarding concerns please email your concerns will be deal with confidentially and sensitively.

More information on safeguarding in sport can be found on the NSPCC website

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