16-22 November is Safeguarding Adults Week 2020
Each day of the week will focus on a different safeguarding issue.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport is one of the key themes for the week. But every area of focus affects sport in some way.
Many sport and activity organisations have reached out to us in the past few weeks to tell us of their plans for Safeguarding Adults Week.
Liverpool County FA, for example, created a dedicated page of resources on their website.
Gordon Johnson is Liverpool County FA’s Designated Safeguarding Officer. He explained why the organisation’s supporting Safeguarding Adults Week:
Liverpool County FA is committed to supporting all of our participants, whatever their age or background, in the hope of assisting them to stay healthy and safe through their participation in football.
We were aware of many ‘Vulnerable and At Risk’ groups in Merseyside prior to Lockdown during 2020. Where possible we strove to tailor specific events for such groups. As we enter ‘National Safeguarding Adults Week’, we find ourselves back in lockdown once more. So Liverpool CFA want to continue supporting these groups. We are connecting with the Ann Craft Trust, who we have previously commissioned to deliver safeguarding training for our staff and volunteers, particularly around Safeguarding Adults in Sport.
So please get on board and support these important messages during the course of the week, and beyond.