Mon 24 Apr 2023 21:17


Guidelines for duty of care – principles of good practice

  • Promote a culture in which all children are listened to and respected as individuals
  • Put the welfare of the child/young person first
  • Ensure that netball is fun and that fair play is promoted
  • Challenge unacceptable behaviour
  • Report all concerns regarding unacceptable behaviour
  • Report all allegations/suspicions of abuse
  • Avoid one to one situations with players unsupervised

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Accidents & Claims

England Netball Forms for league use:



Dealing with injuries

Guidelines for dealing with accidents or injuries

  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there a danger of further injuries?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert your first aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
  • In the event of the injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
  • Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
  • Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
  • Contact the person’s parent/guardian or contact advised on your registration form.
  • Every reasonable effort must be made to complete the game. See Rules & Regulations for more information.

First Aid

All teams must keep a First Aid kit at the court side.

Recommended items that make up a Netball Friendly First Aid Kit.

• Medium/Large Bag marked "First Aid" including a label displaying your teams name preferably with a zip fastener to keep stock fresh, safe and secure.
• Medium sized pair of Scissors
• Antibacterial spray or alcohol- free cleansing wipes for wounds
• Packet of large Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes for cleaning up blood spills
• 2 x Trangular Bandages
• 1 x box of sterile pads or gauze dressings
• Crepe rolled bandages
• Several pairs of disposable sterile gloves
• 2 x Sterile Eye dressings
• 2 x Rollls of Micropore Tape
• Safety pins and a pair of Nail Clippers
• Plasters in a variety of shapes and sizes
• Most Importantly "ICE PACKS"

Suggestion: Keep an up to date inventory which will assist when you need to replenish your First Aid Kit.

Ice packs are available to buy from Committee Members £1.
Spills Kit is held in the league shed.
Donated wheelchair for transportation to car park is kept in the shed (please replace after use).
For 999, use Courtside address: Courtside Sports Facility, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 5RQ