Good Practice in Sport and Activity Guidance

Our resources are designed to assist you in achieving best practice in safeguarding; to understand how legislation applies to adults in sport and activity; and to know, beyond the legal requirements, the best practice for keeping adults safe within your organisation.

 

Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack: Second Edition 2017

The purpose of the Adults in Sport Resource Pack is to assist you in achieving best practice in safeguarding; to understand how legislation applies to adults in sport and activity; and to know, beyond the legal requirements, the best practice for keeping adults safe within your organisation.

Download the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack (PDF)

This pack includes:

Section 1: Background

- Safeguarding adults: terminology & acronyms
- Why your organisation needs a safeguarding policy and procedures
- Setting the scene for safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding adults at risk: definitions
- Why have a different safeguarding policy for children and adults?
- Types of harm
- Safeguarding issues faced by sport and physical activity organisations

Section 2: Policies and Procedures

- Creating a process to respond, record, report and refer
- Other policies and procedures that support safeguarding adults in sport and physical activity
- Tips for writing and implementing your safeguarding adults policy and procedure document
- Safe recruitment process
- Organisation evaluation and action planning

Section 3: Information and Advice

- Relevant legislation and government initiatives
- Directory of organisations and useful contacts
- Guide to common conditions
- Safeguarding adults in sport policy and procedures template (editable version available below)

Download the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack (PDF)

 

Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Template

A template to help organisations create their own Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Document.
Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Template (DOCX)

 

More Advice and Guidance

We have specific guidance on different areas of safeguarding below.

 

Safeguarding and Consent Guidance Document

An explanation of the six key principles that underpin all adults safeguarding work.
Key Principles of Safeguarding (PDF)

 

Safeguarding and Consent Guidance Document

The issue of gaining consent from adults for safeguarding referrals has been raised by sports and physical activity organisations. This document provides some general guidance on Safeguarding and Consent.
Guidance on Issues of Safeguarding and Consent (PDF)

 

Organisation Evaluation

A questionnaire for organisations to use to evaluate their current safeguarding practices.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport Organisation Evaluation (PDF)