||Goalball UK Guidance and Support
|1. Consistent Training Sessions
||Clubs to have at least 10 training sessions every calendar year at designated venue(s).
||Support with key areas of club development and club sustainability (e.g. Players, Workforce, Venue, Funding)
• Venue guidance
|2. Qualified Coaches
||Clubs to have at least 1 qualified coach at every training session who has completed the GUK Club Leaders award.
||GUK can signpost to available open courses or specifically arrange closed courses.
• Coaching qualifications guidance
|Copy of certification
|3. DBS Check
||The following roles require a valid DBS check.
- Coaches (Volunteer or Paid)
- Welfare/ safeguarding officer
- First aiders/ medical support/ physios
|GUK will provide 2 free DBS checks per season as part of the Club Affiliation package.
• Vetting guidance
|DBS signed off by GUK Safeguarding officer.
||Clubs to have at least 1 member at every training session who has completed a recognised Safeguarding course (within the last 3 years).
Clubs must also have their own Safeguarding Policy and a designated Welfare Officer
|GUK can signpost members to suitable courses to attend.
Access to an independent care line to report concerns and receive advice.
• Safeguarding – A Guide for Clubs
• Welfare Officer role outline
|Copy of certification.
Contact details for Welfare Officer.
|5. First Aid
||Clubs to have at least 1 designated first aider at every training session who has completed a recognised First Aid course (within the last 3 years).
||GUK can signpost members to suitable courses to attend.
||Copy of certification
|6. Risk Assessment
||Clubs to have a risk assessment that is both venue and activity specific.
Clubs must also include COVID-19 on this document or have a specific COVID-19 risk assessment.
• Risk assessment guidance
• Risk assessment template
|Copy of completed club risk assessment.
||Clubs to take registers at every training session.
||GUK can provide guidance on safe storage (GDPR).
• Session register template
• Season register template
|Participation numbers to be shared with GUK (if/when requested).
||Clubs must have their own club membership forms.
All club members must also be members of GUK. Note: This is following 4 club training sessions or prior to attending their first tournament (whichever comes first).
|GUK can provide guidance on safe storage (GDPR).
• Club Membership guidance
|Membership data to be shared with GUK (if/when requested).
|9. Club Constitution
||Clubs to have a club constitution and a committee consisting of at least a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer that meets at least 3 times every season in addition to an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Minutes must be taken (to document what was discussed and record any action points).
||GUK can provide staff support (if requested) for committee meetings, AGM’s and EGM’s.
- Constitution Template (on request)
- Minutes Template
- Chair Role Outline
- Secretary Role Outline
- Treasurer Role Outline
- Volunteer Co-ordinator Role Outline
|Copy of signed club constitution.
Minutes from meetings to be shared with GUK (if/when requested).
|10. Club Bank Account
||Clubs to have their own club bank account – this cannot be a personal account – with a minimum of 3 signatories.
||GUK can provide guidance as necessary.
||GUK will receive payments by cheque or BACS from a club account (not cash or BACS from a personal account).
|11. Code of Conduct
||Clubs to have their own code of conduct. Note: This must refer to both photography and social media.
• Code of conduct guidance
|Copy of signed club code of conduct.
|12. Club Engagement
||Clubs to participate in GUK club engagement activities (outside of tournaments) e.g. AGM, annual conference, regional forums, CPD sessions, surveys, etc.
||GUK staff will be available to speak with club members at virtual and face to face events throughout the season.
||Clubs will attend events and promote before/during/after on social media.
|13. Social Media
||Clubs to be active on at least 1 social media platform e.g. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
||GUK can provide guidance on setting up accounts and share examples of good practice.
• Social Media guidance
|Clubs will frequently interact with GUK and other appropriate organisations and individuals via social media.
||Clubs to immediately inform GUK of any changes to their contact details or training sessions and have a specific club email address.
||GUK can provide guidance as necessary.
||Clubs will provide swift and appropriate responses to all enquiries and requests.
||Clubs to build and maintain good links to local partnership organisations. This will then help support the:
• Recruitment of potential players (e.g. via Local Societies, RNIB Connect groups, ECLO’s and QTVI’s, etc.).
• Recruitment of potential workforce (e.g. via schools/colleges/universities, local businesses and volunteering organisations, etc.).
• Sourcing of possible venues (e.g. via Local Authority Sports Development teams – education and community facilities).
• Sourcing of possible funding pots (e.g. via Active Partnerships, Community Foundations and local businesses, etc.).
|GUK can signpost to possible partnership organisations and share examples of good practice.
||Clubs will share examples of partnership work with GUK via direct communication, social media posts, committee meeting minutes, etc.