Safeguarding and Junior Members

Safeguarding FAQs
DBS Checking – contact Janette Bowden or Juliet Francis
Club Safeguarding Officer

The Club Action
Planning Scheme


The Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) is aligned to the Sport England Clubmark accreditation scheme which is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.

Please visit the England Netball website for further information.

For additional information on CAPS and how to get in touch with accredited clubs, contact Janette Bowden on 07595 863974.


CAPS criteria now includes the requirement for Club Safeguarding Officers (CSOs) to attended a Time to Listen course. Time to Listen is a netball-specific, easy to follow 3 hour safeguarding workshop which is delivered by experienced, netball-oriented tutors, free for England Netball CAPS Clubs’ CSOs. The training is developed by England Netball and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) of the NSPCC.

Please contact Netball East Regional Coordinator by email at or by telephone on 01462 428336, for further information.


Youth Advisor


Pass on Your Passion


Young Netball Organiser


Whether you’re a player, volunteer, coach, official, spectator or administrator, there are opportunities to become an England Netball Youth Adviser. You must be between the ages of 9 and 25 and be able to spare 1 hour every month or so. A Youth Adviser will be called upon, on average, every 6 weeks via email to evaluate and review proposals, ideas and existing England Netball Programmes.

England Netball need your experience and knowledge to help represent young people when they are developing coaching ideas, websites, rules etc and may request your help in completing questionnaires and consulting with other young people.

England Netball are recruiting Youth Advisers now so if you are interested please go online to register.


This initiative has been created by the Youth Advisory group and aims to give recognition to the countless number of young volunteers in netball. There are a huge amount of rewards up for grab as you clock up your hours.

  • 10 hours – England Netball Water bottle and certificate
  • 25 hours – Squissle and certificate
  • 50 hours – Coaching clipboard and certificate
  • 100 hours – England Netball hoodie and certificate
  • 200 hours – £50 England Netball course discount and certificate
  • 400 hours – Trophy presented at the annual Goalden Globe Awards and certificate

Don’t delay and register online today here.


The aim of this 6 hour course is to offer young people aged 14 – 18 years the opportunity to take the first step on the coaching, officiating or administration Netball ladder.

It prepares them to organise safe, enjoyable and purposeful Netball sessions for 7 – 11 year olds, under the supervision of a teacher or coach.

Young people aged 14 – 18 years are eligible for the course. No Netball knowledge is required.

This 6 hour workshop can be delivered in a 1 x 6 hour session or 2 x 3 hour sessions or during curriculum time. It can be delivered in staggered sessions during a school term whilst allowing students to practice their skills in an after-school club within primary schools.

Visit the England Netball website for further information.