Member Safeguarding & Welfare


Our Vision

To support the development of a safe, inclusive and thriving squash community across CVSC. 


We are committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including for all programmes and events we run.  All activities, events and competitions arranged by the club are run in accordance with England Squash’s guidance, and our approach complies with the Avon Safeguarding & Welfare Policy - Short Form (click here to view).


Safeguarding and Welfare is our Shared Responsibility. We actively invite all our members to work with us in sharing responsibility for achieving this ambition.



Our Safeguarding & Welfare Policy

Our Safeguarding & Welfare Policy (click here to view) sets out our governance and how we support coaches and players (and their parents/carers) in the club; please also see our Safeguarding Policy - Short Form (click here to view).  This policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive club experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns / disclosures.



Our Club Welfare Officer

Contact details for our Club Welfare Officer are provided in our Safeguarding Policy - Short Form (click here to view) and our England Squash Safe Squash poster (click here to view).  Training requirements for Club Welfare Officers are specified in the England Squash Training Matrix (click here to view).



What to do if you have a concern

Guidance on how to report a concern is given in our Safeguarding Policy - Short Form (click here to view) - the main thing to note is that if you have any concerns, please contact our Club Welfare Officer immediately.  If you need to refer an incident you can do so using our Incident Referral Form (click here to view).



Parental Consent for Juniors

Before any Junior can play, the England Squash Parent Consent Form (click here to view) should be completed and handed to our Club Welfare Officer.



Photography & Filming

We are committed to providing a safe environment for children/young people under the age of 18 to participate in squash.  In fulfilling this commitment it is essential that we ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect children/young people from the inappropriate use of photographic images.  We have therefore adopted the good practice guidelines issued by England Squash and specified in our Photographic and Video Image Policy Statement (click here to view).


Our Photography and Filming Consent Form (click here to view) should be completed and handed to the Club Welfare Officer to signify agreement to the use of photos or videos of you or your child being used within Chew Valley Squash Club for display/promotional purposes, on the website and social media pages or other publications.


The England Squash Application to Capture Images at Events (Season Pass) (click here to view) should be completed by anyone taking photos and / or videos and handed to the Club Welfare Officer.



Social Media

Our Social Media Policy (click here to view) provides guidance for members' use of social media, which should be broadly understood for purposes of this policy to include blogs, wikis, microblogs, message boards, chat rooms, electronic newsletters, online forums, social networking sites, and other sites or services that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous manner.


Whilst we understand and promote the importance of new technology for children and young people’s development, we also recognise that relevant safeguards need to be put in place by sports clubs to ensure that children and young people remain safe whilst online or using social media.  We ask that all parents / carers spend a few minutes to read through and discuss the England Squash Social Media Acceptable Use Statement & Guidance for Young People (click here to view) with their child / children and then sign and return this form to our Club Welfare Officer.




For advice on dropping off and collecting juniors, for registering private vehicles used for the transport of individuals in connection with squash activities, for aspects relating to insurance and / or for drivers to claim expenses, please refer to the England Squash Transportation Policy & Vehicle Registration Form (click here to view).