For ten years the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Steering Group has been instrumental in driving forward the safeguarding adults in sport agenda.
This January we asked members for their safeguarding adults New Year Resolutions.
‘to raise the profile of adults at risk in sport, through the work of the Steering Group, to develop a more inclusive sporting culture’
Sallie Barker, Chair of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport steering group
‘to support sport and activity organisations to embed a safeguarding adults culture’
Nicola Dean, Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager
‘to have the safeguarding adults policy and procedures finalised and put on staff and county wide training’
Denise Richards, Sports Development Manager, Sport Nottinghamshire
‘to make sure that when I am involved in planning child safeguarding events or developing resources I ensure that I specifically consider if the particular issue has any links/relevance to the adults safeguarding agenda.’
Nick Slinn, Senior Consultant, Child Protection in Sport Unit
‘to promote the work of the Ann Craft Trust and how they support sports organisations to safeguard adults at risk so that they feel safe and enjoy taking part in sport and physical activity.’
Jayne Molyneux Sport England, Strategic Lead Youth
‘to see us review and update our resources for participants and clubs and include mental health more prominently.’
Annamarie Phelps, Chairman, British Rowing
‘to lead in raising the awareness of the need to safeguard adults at risk in performance sport through leading by example.’
Ian Briad, CEO British Athletes Commission
‘The Sport and Recreation Alliance commits to ensuring our members know that safeguarding is about adults as well as children and know where to get help if needed.’
Hannah Dobbin, Policy Adviser, Sport and Recreation Alliance
Inspired by these resolutions?
We would love to hear what you are planning to do within your organisations to safeguard adults – please email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org