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What are the coaches’ and organisation’s responsibility with regards to safety?

It is the coach and body (i.e. club/school/player pathway) responsibility to ensure ALL the following are in place prior to the start of each session:

  • A risk assessment has taken place with regards to the facility, players and equipment
  • Suitable and appropriate procedures are in place to manage any injuries or issues that occur
  • Ratios are adhered to of 1:8 (coach/assistant coach/helper to player) for coaching children under 8 years old (minimum of 2 adults), 1:12 for children over 8 years old (minimum of 2 adults) and 1:16 for coaching adults
  • There is appropriate insurance cover
  • There is current and maintained First Aid cover, and that coaches have a relevant safeguarding certificate and DBS check.