Active Cumbria - The Sport and Physical Activity Partnership are committed to safeguarding young people who are participating in sport. Active Cumbria achieved the Preliminary Level of the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport in 2005, the Intermediate Level in 2007 and the Advanced Level in 2009.
The Humber Sports Partnership is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities locally.
Active Cumbria's Commitment to Safeguarding
Active Cumbria has achieved the advanced level in the standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport. The Partnership is now striving ahead to implement the new Framework for safeguarding children and young people through sport.
The Partnership is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities locally which is outlined in detail in our Safeguarding Policy.
Our Policy Statement highlights the Partnerships Duty of Care stating ' Every young person who is involved in sport and physical activity should be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. Active Cumbria acknowledges that child abuse can be a very emotive and difficult subject. It is important to understand the feelings involved but not to allow them to interfere with judgement about the action to be taken. Whilst it is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place, it is everyone's responsibility to support the care and protection if young people.'
We have produced a number of resources that will give helpful advice on Child Protection and Safeguarding to people involved in sport.
If you have concerns about something that happened to you or to someone you know through sporting activities please get in touch.
All sports organisations should have a designated Child Protection or Welfare Officer, and they are the first point of contact if you have any concerns. You can also contact the relevant national governing body of sport, Child Protection Officer.
If your concern is regarding someone working with young people, you may also contact the Cumbria Local Autority Designated Officer (LADO).
If you are concerned that a child may be being abused you should contact Cumbria Children's Services. There are offices based within each locality in Cumbria.
Call the NSPCC's free, 24-hour Child Protection Helpline with any concerns about a child or young person on 0808 800 5000.
Children and young people can call ChildLine confidentially on 0800 1111 or visit www.donthideit.com to find out more about how to seek help.