We have been holding discussion forums with sports participants and staff.
The aim of these participation groups is to develop shared understandings of what safeguarding means. We also want to explore what individuals, clubs and organisations can do to keep people safe.
Topics of discussion include:
- What does safeguarding mean to you?
- Whose responsibility is it to keep people safe?
- What can we do to prevent abuse from happening?
- How can we make sport inclusive for everyone?
The data we collect from these discussions will shape the development of effective policies and procedures. This will ensure that all of those involved in sport are empowered to keep themselves and others safe.
We are still running discussion forums all over the country with all sorts of sporting groups. We would like to hear from anyone interested in hosting a forum. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss running a participation group at your club.
In this episode of Safeguarding Matters, Nicola explains why we’re running these participation groups. Give this a listen to find out how you can help shape our understanding.