In light of disclosures in other sports that have identified in the media, NISA would like to reinforce its commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children in ice-skating.
We have worked closely with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children, achieving a conditional pass for the NSPCC & CPSU's National Intermediate Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport.
We work with all our stakeholders and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised and are also conducting an internal review on historical allegations of abuse.
Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to fairly and appropriately.
The NISA Safeguarding and protecting young people policy sets out the key principles as well as providing best practice guidance for all. A copy of this can be found here.
Should anybody have any concerns then please contact:
Michelle Draper the National Safeguarding Lead on: 07535041881 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons wishing to raise concerns may also contact the NSPCC’s general Helpline for adults 08088005000 and Childline for children and young people 08001111.