The Ann Craft Trust Launches The Safeguarding Adults Roadmap

The Safeguarding Adults Roadmap – A New Online Tool For Embedding Safeguarding Best Practice in Sport and Activity Organisations

We have launched a new online tool to help sport and activity organisations work towards creating safer environments for all adults, whether they’re participants, coaches, staff, stewards, or volunteers.

With The Safeguarding Adults Roadmap, you can build your understanding of what it means to develop safer sports. It breaks down the process into six manageable stages while providing tools and resources to help you develop effective strategies for implementing meaningful policies and procedures.

A Tool For Building Safer Cultures in Sport and Activity

Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager Cath Sykes said:

“At the Ann Craft trust, we talk about the importance of creating safer cultures and the impact this has on enabling adults to voice their concerns and seek support. Many of the organisations we’ve spoken to have asked us – where do we begin and what do we need to do?

“We realise how unfamiliar the process can be. That’s why we developed The Roadmap. It’s designed to help you on your journey to improve practice. It will also help you demonstrate to your participants that you are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment.”

What Does The Roadmap Do?

The Roadmap is a free online guide to help sport and activity organisations:

  • Understand what you need to do to comply with your legal safeguarding obligations.
  • Navigate the steps required to implement and embed good practice in safeguarding adults.
  • Identify areas where you may need extra support to meet these requirements/
  • Let you know where this support is available.

Official Launch Event

We officially launched the Roadmap with a free online event on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

During this free event, Safeguarding Adults Manager for the Sport and Activity Sector Cath Sykes discussed how the Roadmap can help you develop your understanding of safeguarding adults. She also explored what it means to create a safer environment in your sport or activity organisation.

You can access Cath’s slides from the event here.

The event also included a number of guest speakers, including Jeremy Lemarchand, Sport England’s Head of Welfare and Safeguarding, Cathy Taylor from the DBS, and Steve Boocock, Chief Executive Wiltshire & Swindon Sport (WASP).

Access the DBS slides from the event here.

Learn More About The Roadmap

You can learn more about The Roadmap, with information on how to get started, on our dedicated Roadmap hub.