i-Protect Club Badge

Taking a whole club approach to i-Protect provides a unique opportunity to undertake safeguarding learning as a club, for free. This will result in the coveted ‘i-Protect Club Badge’ and includes access to a wide variety of supporting resources.

After successful completion of all requirements, your club can earn the i-Protect Club Badge, which certifies that “[YOUR CLUB] has completed the i-Protect safeguarding in sport training and are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all”.

Before being awarded the i-Protect Club Page, the club leadership team must complete the declaration below.

The club leadership team declares that our i-Protect Ambassador Team have completed the i-Protect safeguarding in sport training and are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all.

  • We have developed a safeguarding policy that states the welfare of our athletes as a primary concern and is approved by our governance board and made available to all who access our club.
  • Our safeguarding procedures clearly identify those with responsibility for safeguarding and provide step-by-step guidance on what action to take in responding to safeguarding concerns.
  • Upon joining our club, all staff, families, and caregivers are informed where they can access information and guidance and are encouraged to undertake the i-Protect safeguarding training modules.
  • Ongoing risk assessments are carried out and steps are taken to minimise any risks identified to reduce the possibility of harm or decide whether to abandon an activity altogether.
  • A programme of safeguarding learning has been provided for our children and youth covering behavioural expectations and treating people with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and fairness.
  • Following safe-recruitment processes, all individuals operating in our club must undertake safeguarding training as part of their shared responsibility and commitment to the welfare of all.
  • We work with partners to safeguard athletes, share learning and to promote the importance of safeguarding in our local communities.
  • We commit to maintaining our policies and guidance documents, ensuring they remain relevant and appropriate for our club, developed in consultation with our athletes and their families.

We’ve made the process of securing the i-Protect Club Badge easy and intuitive. This includes the ability to monitor your progress and develop your club safeguarding strategy, with the benefit of ready-to-use templates. If you need a little help, SSI will be on-hand to assist.

During Club Registration, you will be asked to provide details of your i-Protect “Ambassador Team”. These are the people who will champion, embed and help manage i-Protect within your club.

Take the pre-assessment

Begin your Club Approach journey by taking the pre-assessment questionnaire…

Frequently Asked Questions

i-Protect is a unique, whole-club approach to creating a safe and healthy environment for athletes to enjoy sport — an environment where everyone has a role to play.

The Club Approach requires a club’s leadership to bring all club personnel together to achieve this.

The i-Protect Club Badge is a unique whole-club learning experience on safeguarding. It therefore requires the club’s leadership to make the decision to pursue the i-Protect Club Badge.

Your willingness to be a safe club is great – we just ask you to secure the decision amongst your club leadership before applying.
You can ask questions and request help at any time by raising a ticket here.

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