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Our commitment to make our sport safe

Sport can and does have a very powerful and positive influence on people – especially young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement; it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if sport is in the right hands, namely in the hands of those who prioritise the welfare of all children and young people and vulnerable adults and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them.

British Ice Skating is committed to working in partnership with all agencies to ensure that information and training opportunities are available to ensure best practice when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our work in this area is led by our dedicated safeguarding team:

Adopting best practice will help to safeguard them from actual or potential abuse as well as reducing the likelihood of allegations being made about coaches and other adults in positions of responsibility in Ice Skating.


Whether skating in a local rink or regional club, or representing their region or country, we believe that all children, and vulnerable young people have the right to enjoy their sport safely. Equally their parents or carers need to be confident that their children are respected and kept safe.


In event of an emergency please contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer, Police or the NSPCC. Contact details can be found below.

Reporting a Concern

For anyone who has an initial concern in relation to Safeguarding, please complete the online form below:

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  No action is not an option and the following policies explain how to report concerns:


Please contact us for more information. If you have any queries/concerns relating to any Safeguarding issues, please email.

For anti-doping please visit our anti-doping page.

Further safeguarding resources can be be found  below, as well as key contacts for safeguarding issues.

Important Safeguarding Contacts


Tel. 999


Tel. 0808 800 5000


Tel. 0116 234 7278


See local phone directories, internet search engines or via Local Authority directly.


See local phone directories, internet search engines or via Local Authority directly.


Tel. 0845 3030 900


Tel. 0800 1111
Safeguarding Resources

Safeguarding Guides:

Safeguarding Guide for Coaches

Safeguarding Guide for Clubs

Safeguarding Guide for Judges

Safeguarding Guide for Parents & Carers

Safeguarding Guide for Young Persons

Safeguarding Children with a Disability

Templates for Clubs

Accident Report Form

Anti-Bullying Policy

Club Membership Form

Club Welfare Officer Job Description

Code of Conduct - Parents & Carers

Confidentiality & Sharing Policy

Lost/Missing Child Form

New Starter Induction

Parents' Handbook

Photography Consent Form

Safeguarding Checklist

Sports Club Registration & Consent Form

Related Documents:

Away Trips Hosting Guidance

Safeguarding Checklist at Events

Risk Assessment Form (General)

Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy

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