Sport is brilliant – it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities and amaze yourself with what you can do! But for a few children the fun is spoilt by people who do or say things during sporting activities that hurt or frighten them. What these children are experiencing may be child abuse. And they may feel they have no one to talk to about it...or that no one will listen to them or believe what they say.
Active Cumbria wants to do everything it can to stop these things happening, and help those who may be affected. This is called ‘Safeguarding & Child Protection’.
Who does it help? Safeguarding & Child Protection is for all young people under 18 regardless of colour, beliefs, sexuality, disability or anything else. Everyone should be safe from harm.
Here’s some advice if you think you are being abused, or have been in the past: