Safeguarding Adults in Sport & Activity Seminar

There are still places available at the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Seminar in May this year. The day is for safeguarding adults champions and will explore safeguarding responsibilities and best practice in sport and activity.

Booking has now closed.


Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Seminar:
Organisational Responsibilities from Board to Club Level


Date: 9th May 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Nottingham University

Cost: Free

This one day seminar is for safeguarding adults champions at all levels of your organisation – from Board members to safeguarding and welfare leads. It is also relevant to Local Safeguarding Adults Board members looking to develop partnerships with sport and activity organisations.

Book on this seminar for the best practice in safeguarding adults from across the sport and activity sector.

– Receive updates on new safeguarding adults policy and legislation

– Understand the safeguarding adults responsibilities across your organisation

– Get tips from organisation successfully integrating adult safeguarding into their sports and activity

– Share your own practice and network with a range of safeguarding and sport and activity organisations

– Hear how Sport England are investing in ACT to take forward the Safeguarding Adults Agenda

You will have the opportunity to hear how sport and activity organisations are addressing their responsibilities regarding safeguarding adults, the chance to network across a range of sport and activity organisations and time to share your current policy and practice in this area.

This seminar is perfect for:
– Safeguarding Adults Champions
– Safeguarding and Welfare Leads
– Local Safeguarding Adults Board Members


How to book a place


Booking has now closed.

To find out more about the day or enquire about any extra available places at the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Seminar please contact

Speakers and Agenda


Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Seminar: Organisational Responsibilities from Board to Club


Housekeeping and welcomes from the chair:
Sallie Barker MBE, Chair of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Steering Group

Challenges and solutions: 
For National Governing Bodies
Annamarie Phelps CBE, Chairman British Rowing
For County Sports Partnerships
Steve Boocock, Chief Executive, Wiltshire & Swindon Sport (WASP)

Introduction from Sport England:
Jeremy Lemarchand, Senior Manager – Community Sport (Youth) at Sport England

11.30 Break

Partnership working with Local Safeguarding Adults Boards:
Stuart Sale, Board Manager, Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board

A personal perspective of adult safeguarding
Penny Roberts, Volunteer with the British Mountaineering Council

Round table discussions

1.00 Lunch


From policy to practice:
NGB Safeguarding Officer
Ashlee McCarthy, British Equestrian Federation
Club Co-ordinator
Hannah Dobbin, Waltham Forest Hockey Club, Forest Flyerz Co-ordinator
Inclusion Sports Development Officer
Taiwo Ajayi, Suffolk Sport

Overview of the new challenges for safeguarding – 5 key messages
Lisa Curtis – Safeguarding Adults Manager, ACT

ACT safeguarding adults in sport project
Nicola Dean, Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager, ACT

Round table discussions

Chair’s closing comments and pledges to safeguarding adults – Sallie Barker

4.00 Post seminar refreshments