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Junior Netball is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children participating in our netball coaching programs. Our Duty of Care Policy outlines the responsibilities and expectations of all coaches, staff members, and volunteers to ensure the well-being and safety of every child involved in our programs.

Child Protection and Safeguarding:​​

  • All coaches and staff members must undergo thorough background checks and complete mandatory child protection training.

  • Junior Netball is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment, taking appropriate measures to prevent and respond to any form of child abuse, harassment, or exploitation.

  • Any concerns or suspicions regarding the well-being of a child must be reported immediately to the designated child protection officer within the organization


Health and Safety:

  • Coaches must conduct regular risk assessments of the training facilities and playing areas to identify and address potential hazards.

  • Junior Netball will ensure that all equipment used during training sessions is safe, age-appropriate, and well-maintained.

  • Coaches are responsible for providing adequate supervision during training sessions, ensuring that the child-to-coach ratio allows for effective monitoring and assistance.

Emergency Procedures:

  • Coaches must be familiar with and adhere to the organization's emergency procedures, including evacuation plans, first aid protocols, and communication strategies.

  • An updated list of emergency contact information for each participating child must be readily available to coaches during training sessions and events.

Inclusive Environment:

  • Junior Netball promotes inclusivity and fair treatment for all children, regardless of their abilities, gender, ethnicity, or background.

  • Coaches are responsible for fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere, discouraging discrimination, bullying, or any form of inappropriate behaviour.


  • Regular communication with parents or guardians is essential to keep them informed about their child's progress, upcoming events, and any relevant information related to the coaching program.

  • Coaches should be approachable and encourage open communication with both children and their parents or guardians.

Training and Qualifications:

  • Coaches must possess the necessary qualifications and certifications to ensure the safe and effective delivery of netball coaching sessions for children.

  • Junior Netball will support ongoing professional development opportunities for coaches to enhance their skills and stay updated on best practices.

By adhering to this Duty of Care Policy, Junior Netball aims to create a secure and enjoyable environment where children can develop their netball skills, build friendships, and thrive in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

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