Here’s How Your Sport and Activity Organisation Can Support Safeguarding Adults Week

Safeguarding Adults Week 2021

Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 will take place 15-21 November

It’s an opportunity for organisations from a range of sectors to join forces to:

  • Raise awareness of important safeguarding key issues.
  • Start conversations about safeguarding.
  • Develop confidence in recognising signs of abuse and neglect, and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns.

Creating Safer Cultures

The theme for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.

Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can minimise harm taking place. It also means developing policies and procedures so that we can effectively respond to any safeguarding concerns.

Each day of the week will focus on a different safeguarding theme:

Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 ThemesHow Can Your Sport and Activity Organisation Get Involved?

  1. Sign up to receive your free electronic Safeguarding Adults Week resources from the Ann Craft Trust!
  2. Join the ‘#SaferCultureSaferSport’ campaign. Commit to reviewing and improving the culture in your club or organisation.
  3. Book onto the Grooming and Exploitation: Opening Eyes and Minds Conference. The conference will explore how people can become at risk of grooming across the life course. The event is taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham on Thursday 18 November and will include sessions on grooming and exploitation in sport, sexual exploitation of young people, far-right extremism and more.
  4. Attend a free online seminar run by the Ann Craft Trust. On Tuesday 16 November we’ll be joined by Rhiannon-Faye McDonald , Subject Matter Expert at the Marie Collins Foundation. She will be presenting a personal perspective of online grooming and sexual abuse. On Friday 19 November, ACT’s Nicola Dean and Sarah Goff will discuss the power of language in safeguarding practice. They’ll also explore how our terminology can promote inclusivity.
  5. Share our free podcasts, posters and resources within your club. You could also create your own. Watch this space as we will be adding more resources over the coming weeks!
  6.  Use the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek on social media to share your safeguarding initiatives or our resources! We’ve also got pre-written tweets you can share.
  7. Develop your knowledge – Explore our Safeguarding Adults in Sport resources, or encourage colleagues to complete our e-learning course!
  8. Complete the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults Checklist, This will test your safeguarding knowledge and identify whether your club has appropriate policies and procedures in place. When you’re done, we’ll send you free resources to help develop your practice.

Need some Inspiration?

We loved how the sport and activity sector supported Safeguarding Adults Week last year!

There is no one-way to show your support. But we hope the ideas below give you some inspiration about how to get involved:

  • Liverpool County FA created a dedicated page of resources on their website.
  • Progress Wrestling and British Professional Wrestling joined us for a podcast to explore safeguarding concerns in the world of wrestling.
  • NGBs, Active Partnerships and sport clubs shared resources on social media to raise awareness of safeguarding in sport.
  • Sport Wales translated ACT resources for you to share in Welsh, and will be doing the same this year. (Cyfieithodd Chwaraeon Cymru adnoddau Ymddiriedolaeth Ann Craft i chi eu rhannu yn y Gymraeg – byddwn yn gwneud yr un peth eleni.)
  • Wolves released their new easy-read safeguarding adults policy.
  • Some organisations even illuminated their stadiums in Ann Craft Trust green. They also displayed banners during games to highlight their support for the week! If you have the capacity to light up your venue, we would love to see your photos of this for the week!

We hope you can support Safeguarding Adults Week 2021.

If you would like to know more or have any further questions, email us at