Safeguarding at our events

The welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk, who attend an IAPS event, is of the highest concern. All such persons have the right to safety and protection and any suspicions, concerns or allegations of harm will be taken seriously and will be dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

IAPS expects all adults who are engaged with the delivery of sports events, to fully comply with safeguarding procedures as laid out in IAPS Safeguarding policy and procedures and the KCSiE document.

Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

IAPS's safeguarding policy and procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Safeguarding contacts 

Emily Connell
Sports event manager & designated safeguarding officer
[email protected] | 01926 461501

Mike Kershaw
Sports event co-ordinator & deputy safeguarding officer
[email protected] | 01926 461513

01926 887833
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Policies & guidance

Eligibilty Criteria

IAPS Eligibility Criteria can be found here

Booking Terms and conditons

Please find the booking terms and conditions for IAPS sport events  here.

Code of conduct 

IAPS's code of conduct sets out expectations for coaches, officials, spectators and competitors at all IAPS Sport events.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with them before attending an event.

Safeguarding policy

IAPS's safeguarding policy and procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Anti bullying policy 

Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS anti bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.

Media policy

The IAPS media policy  sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools and the use of media by IAPS staff at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools at events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media at events.

Photography advice (NSPCC)

There is no professional photography at any IAPS event, however, parents and spectators can take their own pictures.

There is no law against taking photos at public events, including of other people’s children (Ask the Police, 2021). Parents or carers should gain permission before sharing photographs or videos of other people’s children on social media. IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. It is advised you do not share any pictures or videos of events and activities on social media, where other people’s children can be identified. 

The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here.