If you think someone is in imminent danger or injured, then you must contact the emergency services immediately. You must also tell our National Safeguarding Officer.
Reporting a concern about a child
The welfare of the child is paramount. If there is no immediate danger or injury to the child you must report your concerns to your Club Welfare/Safeguarding Officer or our National Safeguarding Officer, ideally within 24 hours.
Reporting a concern about an adult at risk or other vulnerable adult
Adults need to be fully involved in the safeguarding process and their wishes must be taken into account. Make sure you talk to them. If the adult is ‘at risk’, reassure and explain that you must report your concerns to the Club Welfare/Safeguarding Officer as soon as possible.
If the adult is not classed as ‘at risk’ you should discuss your concern with them and ask if they wish it to be reported. If they do not agree, then you should make a record, let your safeguarding officer know the adult does not wish it to be reported and take no further action unless you think there is a possibility of others being abused.
To report a concern or incident involving an adult follow Croquet England’s Adult Safeguarding – Responding, Recording and Reporting Procedures and complete an Adult Safeguarding – Incident Report Form
Croquet England’s National Safeguarding Officer contact details:
[email protected] or phone 01242 384643