What do you need to know about Safeguarding?

If you have concerns about a child or an adult at risk. Go to the document: - Reporting Safeguarding Concerns.

Below are some useful definitions around safeguarding. 

What is meant by Safeguarding children?  

The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

What is Child protection?

Taking timely and appropriate action when we are made aware that a child has been harmed or may be being harmed.

What is the Definition of a Child?

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by the UK government in 1991, states that a child “means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.” (Article 1, Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989).

England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland each have their own guidance setting out the duties and responsibilities of organisations to keep children safe, but they agree that a child is anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.

What is meant by a vulnerable adult?

The definition of a vulnerable adult is currently set out in No Secrets (2000). The Law Commission review in 2011 suggested a revised definition of an ‘adult at risk’. 

The Steering Group led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance have agreed the following definition:-

When we are speaking about adults at risk we are referring to those who have health or social care needs (irrespective of whether or not those needs are being met by social services) and  who are unable to safeguard themselves as a result.

While we recognise that some people will be vulnerable due to their learning disability or mental health needs there are also those adults who are at risk due to a specific circumstance they may find themselves in, for example: domestic abuse; forced marriage. (this is not an exhaustive list).

Safeguarding Policy: Protecting Children in Sport

We have recently renewed our Safeguarding Policy: Proctecting Children in Sport.

This document has been provided to assist our partners, stakeholders and anyone wishing to access information on sport in Nottinghamshire, with a range of useful information and key contacts across the sporting landscape.

Appendix can found on the Resources and Useful Links page.

Safeguarding News

Safeguarding News

Any relevant news we find relating to Safeguarding will be posted here - this will include RELAY the CPSU Newsletter and DBS Announcements.

Safeguarding Adults in Sport

Safeguarding Adults in Sport