Badminton can and does have a very powerful and positive influence on people – especially young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement; it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if Badminton is in the right hands – in the hands of those who place the welfare of all young people first and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them.
BADMINTON England takes its responsibilities very seriously, to ensure that children are able to take part in badminton in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy and Guidelines
In November 2012, the Council of BADMINTON England adopted the revised Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy.
The Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Guidelines have also been updated. This includes some template resources that you will be able to use and adapt in your own organisation.
Please go to the Policy and Guidance section to download the full documents.
All members, County Badminton Associations and Affiliated Clubs, Leagues and Organisations are required to sign up to the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy.
Please click here to download the Safeguarding Regulation Statement
For information about safeguarding training that is appropriate to your role in badminton please got to the Safeguarding Training section for further information.
Codes of Ethics and Conduct
It is important that adults working with young people in our badminton clubs and associations adopt best practice and adhere to Codes of Ethics and Conduct. In addition agreed behaviours with young people and their parents can help to set a positive and inclusive learning environment for all concerned.
Click here to view the full Codes of Ethics and Conduct for coaches which coaches agree to when they join the BADMINTON England Coaches Register .
Please click here to view shorter Codes of Conduct for key roles in badminton which you may wish to adopt in your club / association.