We have collaborated with The Child Protection in Sport Unit to design a checklist that supports the leisure industry to meet their safeguarding responsibilities and create safer cultures.
The purpose of the checklist is to provide a framework for facilities to identify the range of safeguards that need to be in place.
The resource has been launched in partnership with Community Leisure UK, the members’ association that specialises in charitable trusts delivering public leisure and culture services across the UK.
The resource is primarily for leisure facilities, including independent, single site operators, leisure trusts, local authority facilities and private leisure operators. It could also be adapted to make it relevant to other sectors that provide services to children and adults, such as organisations managing cultural activities and events.
ACT’s Nicola Dean worked in partnership with the CPSU’s Laura Whapham and Jennifer Huygen of Community Leisure UK to create this excellent resource. Here is what they had to say!
‘It is positive that ACT, CPSU and Community Leisure have collaborated to create this resource. Partnership working is central to safeguarding children and adults in sport and activity. By undertaking the checklist facilities are playing their part and in creating safer cultures’. Nicola Dean, Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager.
‘All children and adults have the right to take part in sport and physical activity safely, free from abuse and neglect. Completing the checklist will help to ensure that facilities are safe spaces for children and adults to take part in sport and physical activity.’ Laura Whapham Child Protection in Sport Senior Consultant (Wales)
We are proud to support the Ann Craft Trust and the Child Protection in Sport Unit with this important new resource. Safeguarding is a responsibility that our members take very seriously, and we encourage everyone to use this new facility checklist.” Jennifer Huygen, Head of Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Community Leisure UK