Child Protection in Angling
Participation in angling is a regular activity for many children and young people and its influence on their lives is significant. Such participation has a wide range of benefits for children and young people. Every child and young person has the right to have fun, feel safe and be free from harm and neglect whether participating at a local club or representing the country at international level.
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone's responsibility. Angling clubs, angling coaches and angling volunteers all have a role to play. For information on your responsibilities with regard to Child Protection please download the Child Protection guide:
This document details the roles and responsibilities of an angling organisation, helpful good practice and signposts you to further information, most of which can be found within this section.
For a greater understanding of Safeguarding & Protecting Children in sport, SportscoachUK run a workshop called “Safeguarding & Protecting Children” which is recognised by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. This course is recommended to anyone who works with children or young people in sport:
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SportscoachUK)
- As the development arm of the Angling Trust, the ADB produced Child Protection Policies & Procedures which the Angling Trust as a whole has adopted, meaning any individual or organisation who is affiliated to the Angling Trust falls within these.
The Child Protection policy and supportive templates can be downloaded here:
- Child Protection Policy & Procedures
- Self Disclosure Form
- Application Form
- Reference Form
- Incident Form
- Parental Consent Form
- Use of Images Form
- Events Form
- Risk Assessment Form
- Accident Form
Please find below supportive documents regarding safeguarding and protecting young people in angling, produced by the Angling Trust:
Copies of any of the above documents are available from the Angling Trust upon request in alternative formats; such as Braille; hard copy and alternative languages.
Concerns about Children within the Sport
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child within the sport then please contact the Lead Child Protection Officer, Ben Snook on 07720 974811 as soon as possible.
The Angling Trust have produced a useful, single sheet, reporting flowchart as an aid to remind coaches or event staff what simple steps to take in the event of anyone disclosing their concerns about a child or child disclosing concerns to you directly.
This can be downloaded here
The Angling Trust is here to support affiliated clubs and individuals in the adoption and promotion of the Child Protection Procedures. If after using the guidance detailed herein you still have questions regarding the Child Protection Procedures and Standards within your club then please feel free to contact the Lead Child Protection Officer, Ben Snook on the contact details listed above