Safeguarding at Cambs Squash

We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for people who play squash and racketball in Cambridgeshire. It is our shared responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk, and to protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.


Read our full safeguarding statement at the bottom of this page for more information on our approach to safeguarding.

Safeguarding policies and Code of Conduct

We fully adopt the following England Squash safeguarding policies:

We also fully adopt the England Squash Code of Conduct


Where to seek advice

If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding within Cambridgeshire squash, you can contact our Welfare Officer, Martyn Goodger, by e-mail:


If you are worried or have a current or historic concern about the safety of a child or adult at risk, please call the NSPCC Helpline number – 0808 800 5000. If you think a child or adult at risk is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999 straightaway.


England Squash also has a comprehensive set of information on safeguarding issues within squash: England Squash – Safe Squash

Safeguarding Statement

We acknowledge the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and ‘adults at risk’, and we are committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance and complies with best practice from the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). Our policies recognise that the welfare and interests of children, young people and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances.


Within our constitutional responsibility, we aim to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, everyone participating in activities which we organise:

  • has a positive and enjoyable experience of our sport in a safe and inclusive environment; and
  • is protected from abuse whilst participating in our sport and in related activities.

We acknowledge that some children, young people and adults at risk, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse, and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.


As part of our safeguarding policies and practice, we will aim to:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all participants;
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to participants;
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support is provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern;
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored;
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals and the inappropriate usage of social media; and
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.


Our approach to the safeguarding of those involved in activities which we organise will be consistent with the policy, procedures and standards expected by our National Governing Body, England Squash. We expect the same approach from all clubs, teams and individuals involved in activities which we organise.


We will review this statement (and the safeguarding policies we follow) on a periodic basis. We may also review it in any of the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance;
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or England Squash;
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.