The Ann Craft Trust has launched a new campaign for sport and activity organisations to create safer cultures.
The campaign has been launched to support the sport and activity sector to develop their safeguarding practice. This will involve learning from poor practice, and recognising and celebrating successes, because these can be shared and learnt from to create safer cultures.
What is #SaferCultureSaferSport?
A campaign for sport and activity organisations to create safer cultures. Where welfare, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of values and actions.
Unhealthy and toxic cultures in sport and activity increase the risk of abuse and impacts welfare, safety and wellbeing. Through the #SaferCultureSaferSport campaign, the Ann Craft Trust is asking organisations to commit to focusing on and improving their cultures, while providing the tools they need to help create an environment where participants, athletes, volunteers and staff feel empowered to recognise and report concerns without fear or judgement.
To create a safe culture, organisations must listen, learn and lead:
Create an environment where everyone is confident their concerns are welcomed, listened to and addressed appropriately.
Encourage continuous learning and reflection at all levels in order to create and embed a safer culture.
Lead with positive actions and values to empower everyone with the confidence to challenge and instigate change.
Find out more about #SaferCultureSaferSport
Who is Supporting the Campaign?
The Ann Craft Trust is encouraging sport and activity organisations to use their free resources to commit to reviewing and improving their cultures to create a safer environment for everyone to enjoy sport and activity.
Sport Wales were one of the first organisations to register their support for the campaign. Sarah Powell, Sport Wales CEO said:
“Sport Wales is proud to support Ann Craft Trust’s campaign to create safer cultures across the Welsh sporting sector. We commit to reviewing and improving our own culture while raising awareness amongst our partners to build a safer environment for everyone involved in sport”.
“Mae Chwaraeon Cymru yn falch o gefnogi ymgyrch Ymddiriedolaeth Ann Craft i greu diwylliannau diogelach ar draws sector chwaraeon Cymru. Rydym wedi ymrwymo i adolygu a gwella ein diwylliant ein hunain gan hefyd godi ymwybyddiaeth ymhlith ein partneriaid i greu amgylchedd diogelach i bawb sy’n ymwneud â chwaraeon”
We are also delighted to announce that British Wheelchair Basketball and Badminton England have pledged their commitment to creating safer cultures.
If you would like to make a commitment on behalf of your organisation, we want to hear from you! We’d love to celebrate your commitment, so please let us know if you’re happy for us to announce your organisation is committed to focusing on your culture and add your logo on the #SaferCultureSaferSport landing page.
How to Get involved
There are a number of ways organisations can get involved with the campaign:
- Use #SaferCultureSaferSport to join the conversation and share helpful information and resources on Twitter.
- Make the #SaferCultureSaferSport commitment.
- Listen to our new #SaferCultureSaferSport Podcast Series.
- Explore our resources and information on how your organisation can create a safer culture for everyone.
Find out more and make your commitment at anncrafttrust.org/saferculture
Use our social media assets to show your support on social media!
Use our sample social media posts to show your support!
Today is day one of the @AnnCraftTrust #SaferCultureSaferSport campaign, where welfare, safety and wellbeing is at the heart of values and actions. Find out how you can get involved! https://www.anncrafttrust.org/saferculture/
To create a safe culture, organisations must listen, learn and lead. To find out how, get involved @AnnCraftTrust #SaferCultureSaferSport campaign. https://www.anncrafttrust.org/saferculture/
The @AnnCraftTrust are asking organisations to commit to reviewing and improving their cultures to build safer environments for all. Make your commitment today! #SaferCultureSaferSport https://www.anncrafttrust.org/saferculture/