Catch Coaching acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.


The following statement recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.


Catch Coaching is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our practices reflect this commitment. All employees will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and other checks before commencing work with the company.

As part of our safeguarding policy, Catch Coaching will:


  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.

  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.

  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.

  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals and ensure that all employees have been subjected to Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service checks and clearance (DBS).

  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.


The Catch Coaching policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Catch Coaching. This policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:


  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.

  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and other appropriate bodies.

  • As a result of any other significant change or event.