All organisations including sports clubs which have an involvement with children and vulnerable adults have a duty to safeguard their welfare.

Sports Coach UK have a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop that is designed for people within sport. This is a 3 hour workshop and is valid for 3 years. This should be attended by all coaches and volunteers who have regular contact with children and young people and are at least 16 years of age.

For 2011-2012 there is also a new safeguarding workshop, ‘Safeguarding and Protecting 2’ which offers an opportunity to build on current knowledge and share best practice.

The Isle of Man Badminton Association also has a Welfare Officer in place, Roberta Cannell. If you have any concerns or would like any information about Welfare please contact

Manx Sport and Recreation currently deliver these workshops, if you would like to find out when the next course is, or for further information please visit