The England Handball Association (EHA) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, talented and elite athletes, and adults at risk. We acknowledge our duty of care and ensure our safeguarding practices reflect both statutory responsibilities and government guidance, whilst encouraging best practice within the sport.
We are clear that handball is a game for everyone. We firmly believe that everyone involved has the right to enjoy the game in an environment safe from abuse and harm of any kind.
We recognise that a positive handball experience is essential to the success of the game, and we prioritise developing the right environment for all those involved ahead of individual and/or club performance.
If you would like further support and advice, please contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer on:
|The England Handball Association (EHA) is committed to creating and maintaining a positive sporting environment. All disclosures, incidents and concerns reported are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly in a timely manner. Where needed, the EHA will work in consultation with external and statutory agencies such as the NSPCC, Children Social Services and the Police. If you have any concerns relating to a child or adult involved in handball our online report form should be completed.|
Should you have an immediate concern about a child where their safety is at immediate risk, please contact the Police on 999.
We encourage anyone dealing with a safeguarding disclosure, incident, allegation or concern, to follow the three R’s:
All efforts should be taken to maintain appropriate confidentiality and information only shared on a need-to-know basis.
In any case where you are unsure as to what to do, contact your Club Safeguarding Officer.