Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation. Getting it right ensures wider and safer participation in sports and activity for all.
Sport England are committed to ensuring that adults can enjoy sport and physical activity safe from harm, abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect. Sport England has commissioned the Ann Craft Trust to help National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships (like Active Cumbria), regional partnerships and sport and activity organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk. Providers also need to develop a culture that consults with adults on every decision that affects them. Adults can of course make their own decisions, so it's important to keep them well informed.
What to look for in a Sports Club or Activity Provider?
When looking for a quality Sports Club or Activity Provider there are some best practise requirements to look for:
If you have concerns:
If you have concerns about a club, group or facility please speak to the club safeguarding officer in the first instance or see information on the Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board