Safeguarding & Protecting Children In Sport

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 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 Children and Young People 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. 

For more information on safeguarding in sport within Cumbria please contact Russell Maddams Lead Welfare Officer at Active Cumbria 07909 537638

Children and young people can call ChildLine confidentially on 0800 1111 or visit to find out more about how to seek help.

Call the NSPCC's free, 24-hour Child Protection Helpline with any concerns about a child or young person on 0808 800 5000.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit have developed a range of free & simple tools, guides and checklists so you can put the right safeguards in place.

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