Safeguarding responsibilities during the Coronavirus Emergency
If your organisation or club is doing new things to keep in touch or coach users or members e.g. running online group sessions, one to one coaching sessions, social activities etc, you need to take some time just to think about any safeguarding implications of your new ways of operating. You still have safeguarding responsibilities for young people and adults at risk.
For young people you can find guidance produced by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) here https://thecpsu.org.uk/news/2020-04-covid-19-and-safeguarding-in-sport/ This also includes an update on temporary changes made to the DSB process
For adults at risk, you can find guidance produced by the Ann Craft Trust below:
Safe sport and physical activity
Active Notts takes the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk very seriously - and we have put together this section as a guide to those who can be affected.
In sport and physical activity, as in other areas of life, we recognise that children, young people and adults at risk can be more vulnerable to harm, abuse and bullying so we are committed to promoting safe opportunities to take part in sport in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The right to be treated fairly
If you are a young person, you have the right to be treated fairly and have fun playing sport. If something is worrying you, don't keep it to yourself, get in contact and we'll be able to offer you advice and support. We also have information on supporting young people with additional vulnerabilities.
As a parent or carer, you will want your child to have a positive time when taking part in sport and to do this in a safe and friendly environment and you can also find out more about safeguarding from a coaches, volunteers and leaders point of view, along with the support given.
Good practice among organisations
As a club or organisation you will want to adopt and apply good practice when dealing with children, young people and adults at risk to protect your participants/members and to protect your coaches and volunteers.
Partners, meanwhile, can seek guidance in ensuring your policies and procedures reflect best practice and that your employees and volunteers have the skills required to deliver good quality sessions and support others to do so too.
We also have in place safeguarding policies and procedures for adults at risk, which can be found in the below documents: