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 full pack: Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack (PDF)

This pack includes:

Section 1: Background

- Safeguarding adults: terminology & acronyms (PDF)
- Why your organisation needs a safeguarding policy and procedures (PDF)
- Setting the scene for safeguarding adults (PDF)
- Safeguarding adults at risk: definitions (PDF)
- Six Principles of Safeguarding (PDF)
- Why have a different safeguarding policy for children and adults? (PDF)
- Making Safeguarding Personal (PDF)
- Who Might Abuse Adults? (PDF)
- Types of harm (PDF)
- Safeguarding issues faced by sport and physical activity organisations (PDF)
- Capacity - Making Decisions (PDF)

Section 2: Policies and Procedures

- Creating a process to respond, record, report and refer (PDF)
- Tips for writing and implementing your safeguarding adults policy and procedure document (PDF)
- Safe recruitment process (PDF)
- Organisation evaluation and action planning (PDF)

Section 3: Information and Advice

- Relevant legislation and government initiatives (PDF)
- Directory of organisations and useful contacts (PDF)
- Guide to common conditions (PDF)
- Safeguarding adults in sport policy and procedures templates:

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

Template for Sports Clubs - A shorter version for clubs and affiliated organisations
A template to help clubs and affiliated organisations create their own Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Document. Thanks to the Forest Flyerz, part of the Waltham Forest Hockey Club for their help in developing this.
Download the Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Template for Sports Clubs (DOCX)

Download the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack (PDF)

 

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