Safeguarding Children

Monton Sports Club adopts English Lacrosse’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Lacrosse Policy, Procedures and Guidance to ensure all those involved at all our sports at Monton have a safe and positive experience.


Sports Club Community – The sports club community includes all individuals, clubs, associations and other organisations involved in any capacity in any sports.  For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all players and anyone working within all sports (in a paid or voluntary capacity, and whether as an employee or on a self-employed or other work basis) including all coaches, umpires, referees and other officials

Young People – Anyone under the age of 18.

Club – includes both lacrosse clubs and associations of all sports


  • Recognising all young people participating in sport (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to play in an environment free from poor practice, abuse and harm.
  • Ensuring all people who work in sport at or for a club (including staff, officials, volunteers team managers and coaches) have a responsibility for safeguarding young people and understand how the safeguarding policy and guidance applies to them.
  • Ensuring all individuals working at, or for the club are recruited in accordance with English Lacrosse’s recruitment guidance.
  • Ensuring all individuals working within sports at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training that they are aware of and adhere to English Lacrosse’s Code of Ethics and Behaviour.
  • Always approach safeguarding with a young person’s perspective in mind, ensuring that their wellbeing is the main focus.
  • Ensuring that the responsibility of determining whether or not abuse has taken place, lies with the child welfare experts, however it is everyone’s responsibility within the sports to report concerns.


Monton Sports Club will ensure the name and contact details of the Welfare and Safeguarding Officer are available:

  • As the first point of contact for parents, young people and volunteers/staff within the club.
  • As the main point of contact within the club for the English Lacrosse Child Welfare and Safeguarding Officer.
  • As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members.