Safeguarding in Sport During Coronavirus

Safeguarding in Sport Coronavirus

We have collaborated with Club Matters on a new guide to safeguarding adults during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These are challenging and worrying times for everyone. Across the country, sports and activity organisations have had to stop running their usual activities and events.

It’s great to see that some have found new, innovative ways to stay connected with their members and participants. We’re also pleased to see so many initiatives to encourage people to stay active at home.

As well as the everyday challenges that come with a pandemic, the Covid-19 has also given rise to some important adult safeguarding considerations.

Many who have care and support needs live in residential or supported living environments. Attending their local sports group and socialising with other members may be the only social outlet they have. They will miss the social, physical and mental wellbeing benefits these clubs and groups provide.

Safeguarding leads, friends, coaches and volunteers within sports clubs and delivery organisations may also have concerns about their more vulnerable members. They may be considering different ways to keep in touch and ensure people are safe and well during this difficult time.

We’ve collaborated with Club Matters on a new guide to safeguarding adults in sport during the Covid-19 pandemic. It features hints, tips, and useful contacts to help everyone stay connected and stay active.

Download the guide here.