The majority of people who want to work or volunteer within sport are well motivated and without them sports clubs and organisations could not operate.
Unfortunately, some individuals are not appropriate to work with children or adults at risk. It is therefore essential that you have effective recruitment and selection procedures for volunteers to help screen out and discourage those who are not suitable from joining your club.
The basics of safeguarding is to keep children and adults at risk safe and to build a culture of always acting in their best interests. DBS checks and safeguarding training are two ways we can support this, but there are a number of other steps which can help towards safer recruitment within your club. Read our guide to safer recruitment here
Knowing what training and level of checks is required can seem overwhelming, with multiple options available. We have helped simplify this by pulling the key information together, providing examples of when you should take a particular course of action and producing a simple flow-chart to help you navigate the right steps.