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Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation. Getting this right will ensure a wider participation in sport or physical activity and ensure safe access for everyone.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity is a project funded by Sport England to help National Governing Bodies, County Sports Partnerships, regional partnerships and sport and activity organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk.
Safeguarding Resources for Sports and Activity Organisations
We have put together a range of essential safeguarding resources for all organisations including sports and activity clubs, groups and bodies. This has essential safeguarding information including:
- Why does my organisation need a safeguarding policy and procedures?
- The difference between safeguarding adults and safeguarding children policies
- Capacity and decision making
- Safe recruitment practices
We also have Policy and Procedures Templates designed purely for sport and activity organisations, including:
For all of our available safeguarding resources, see our Safeguarding Resource Centre.
Safeguarding Adults – The Essential Guide for Sport and Activity
The Safeguarding Adults Essentials Guide for Sport and Activity is designed to give an overview of your responsibilities towards safeguarding adults. It explains what safeguarding adults is, explores relevant legislation and guidance, and links this to sport and activity settings. It covers all the key areas and issues in relation to safeguarding adults and provides useful examples, top tips and guidance for you to implement.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack
This information pack is designed specifically for sports and activity organisations to understand how safeguarding legislation applies to adults in sport and to know how to achieve best practice.
Download the full Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Resource Pack.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework
This online tool supports all sports organisations to implement best practice in safeguarding adults. It contains six themes. Each theme contains several criteria that require you to submit evidence indicating where and how you meet them. This will help you to develop an action plan for your sports organisation.
The evidence that you submit will be checked against a set of standardised criteria based on safeguarding legislation and best practice. We’ll review your evidence and action plan. Our assessor will provide a written account to support the action plan and will indicate where you meet the criteria.
Find out more about the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework here.
Safeguarding for Sports and Activity Organisations Courses
We offer sports clubs, regional sports and activity organisations and National Governing Bodies safeguarding training across all levels of their organisation.
- Introduction to Safeguarding Adults in Sport – One Hour Team Training
- The Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework
- Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Training: Level 1
- Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Training: Level 2
- Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Training: Level 3
- Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Training: Level 4
We also regularly run safeguarding adults in sport and activity training events across the UK. See our events listings for more details.
Safeguarding Advice and Consultancy for Sports and Activity Organisations
ACT offers expert adult safeguarding telephone and email advice to sport and activity organisations.
We are here to discuss situations or tasks that you are finding difficult, from policy and procedures to issues with participants.
Safeguarding in Sport and Activity Updates
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Book a course or find out more
To book a course or find out more about how we can help you, get in touch today.