• This foundation has a duty of care to Children and Young People [under 18 years of age] and the safety and welfare of them is paramount;
  • This foundation acknowledges that it has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the well-being of Children and Young People within the club;
  • This foundation acknowledges that every child and Young Person has a right to enjoy membership and the sport of amateur boxing within a safe enjoyable setting;
  • This foundation will continually review this policy in the light of identified ‘best practice’;
  • This foundation acknowledges that every member including Committee, Coach, Official, and Volunteer have a moral & legal responsibility to safeguard and promote every Child & Young Person’s welfare;
  • This foundation is committed to ensuring that every Child & Young Person regardless of age, ability, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender has a right to learn, participate in and enjoy Girls In Sport, free of the fear and safe from abuse of any type;
  • This foundation ensures that required members of Committee, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current England Boxing Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check , which is registered with the England Boxing DBS Umbrella Body [non compliance with this clause will automatically exclude such persons; roles requiring check as per England Boxing DBS Policy];
  • This foundation has a designated Welfare Officer whose name appears below, who shall administer this Child Protection Policy and shall be responsible for your induction which includes provision of the Girls In Sport Protection Policy and instruction on Child Protection within the foundation and THIS GIRL CAN, ensuring your appreciation of its requirement of strict compliance;
  • This foundation will treat seriously and deal rigorously with any incidence of abuse and will at all times follow the procedures laid down in the National Child Protection Policy;
  • Any abuse or inappropriate behavior regarding Children & Young People will be challenged and dealt with appropriately;
  • This foundation clearly understands that abuse comes in many forms, which include Emotional, Physical and Sexual. Foul language, bullying and requiring an athlete to train at an inappropriate level is also recognized as a form of abuse;
  • This foundation acknowledges that it is the responsibility of experts to determine whether or not abuse is / has taken place, it is however everyone’s responsibility to report concerns and / or abuse;


This Club’s Welfare Officer is: Benny Bonsu
Email:  benny@bennybonsu.com

In cases of EMERGENCY the telephone number of the Children’s Social Care Services is:

Police, Ambulance, and Fire Service Emergency Telephone Number: 999

The NSPCC HELP LINE: 0808 800 5000
CHILDLINE: 0800.1111

Alternatively, you can find invaluable help by visiting www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk

A message to all Children and Young people within this club
If you are or believe you are being abused in any way and this includes harassment or bullying, you should speak to your coach, welfare officer or any adult you feel comfortable speaking to.

If you feel you cannot speak to anyone within this club regarding this matter, you should contact any of the Welfare Officers at Divisional, Regional or National level their contact details are shown above and you will not be criticized for doing so.

Alternatively – please contact the NSPCC Help Line also shown above. Do not allow any type of abuse to go unreported or to continue against you