Safeguarding in Sport

By 17th January 2017News

The revelations that are coming out about abuse have shaken the sports world and whilst substantial progress has been made, we can’t be complacent in making sure children are safe when they are playing sport.

Focusing on the importance of that, child protection in boxing is taken incredibly seriously, in which BABA have put in a place a series of robust procedures; Safeguarding policy, reporting procedures and disciplinary procedures.  These policies and procedures were developed working with the NSPCC CPSU to ensure everyone in the sport accepts their responsibilities to safeguard children from harm and abuse.  These policies and procedures can be found in the governance section of the GB Boxing website (link below).

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

If you need to report a concern or would like to talk to someone about safeguarding please contact the BABA Lead Safeguarding Officer on 0114 223 5613 or

If anyone is worried about a child they can speak to the NSPCC helpline confidentially for advice and support on 0800 800 5000.  If a child is worried they can call childline on 0800 1111.

If you feel a child is in immediate danger of abuse, contact the police on 999.