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WSBA is committed to ensuring that all young members can enjoy a wide range of activities
in a safe environment and will:

  • Adopt Badminton England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Badminton Policy and procedures and work to the Safeguarding Best Practice guidelines.

  • Ensure that Badminton England DBS checks are undertaken for volunteers and coaches in regular contact with young people where they meet the eligibility guidelines.

  • Appoint a Welfare Officer who has attended recognised child protection training.

  • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people.

  • Ensure that advice, guidance and training is available for all volunteers working with children in WSBA.

  • Require all members and visitors to abide by WSBA’s Codes of Conduct and Equality Policy.

  • Respond to all incidents of suspicious poor practice and allegations, swiftly and appropriately.

  • Ensure that allegations, incidents and poor practice are reported to the Welfare Officer.


The Badminton England Safeguarding; Protecting Young People Policy and Guidelines can
be accessed via the link or can be downloaded from the website: Safeguarding

If you have any general queries regarding our approach to child welfare and safeguarding,
please email

If you have any specific queries relating to an individual player, please contact either your
coach or one of WSBA's Welfare Officers:

Our Welfare Officers

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