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Safeguarding – Copy

Report a Safeguarding Concern

      Lawrence Roots – Safeguarding Lead, London Sport

Regular office hours:

During office hours, please contact Lawrence Roots (London Sport Grants and Governance Manager) or Janna Scott (London Sport Relationship Manager)

Out of hours:

If you have any out-of-hours concerns please visit London safeguarding children board for relevant local contacts.

 

For general enquiries please email safeguarding@londonsport.org

 

 

Safeguarding advice for organisations, coaches and individuals

The sporting community, like other areas of our society, recognises the need to protect children from individuals who may abuse their positions of responsibility. There are a number of steps that a sporting or leisure organisation can take to safeguard children and young people.

Below are some useful resources in this area:

 
Safeguarding Training

 

Find a safeguarding course

If you are over 18 and need to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop,  visit the UK Coaching website to see when we are next running a course. If you are over 18 and have previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop but require a renewal, there is an e-Learning option: Online Safeguarding & Protecting Children Renewal.

 

Safeguarding training working with Children

If you are over 18 and need to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop,  visit the UK Coaching website to see when we are next running a course. If you are over 18 and have previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop, but require a renewal, there is an e-Learning renewal option: Online Safeguarding & Protecting Children Renewal.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) also promote and deliver additional courses for beginners and specialists including:

  • Basic and introductory safeguarding courses and workshops
  • Continued professional development
  • Organisation specific training courses
  • Time To Listen training for Club Welfare Officers (Must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously)

To find out more about the CPSU courses, please go to Sport safeguarding training and events | CPSU (thecpsu.org.uk)

Your local Borough will also have non sport specific safeguarding courses which you can attend with many of these being free for residents and local businesses. We recommend looking at what courses your local authority has on offer for you.

For individuals who are in positions of responsibility with children, the CPSU guidelines state that there needs to be a tutor led element to the course. There are free e-courses that can help you gain a basic understanding of safeguarding in sport, such as the NSPCC developed Safeguarding In Sport Course | Survivor Led Safeguarding Training (highspeedtraining.co.uk), but if you are in regular contact with children in sport and physical activity, you will still need to do the UK Coaching Course.

 

Safeguarding training working with Adults

For those working with adults in sport and physical activity, the Ann Craft Trust have a suite or E-Learning courses, Open Training Events and can also run Bespoke Training for your needs. All Safeguarding Adults in Sport Courses – Ann Craft Trust

Your local Borough will also have non sport specific safeguarding courses which you can attend with many of these being free for residents and local businesses. We recommend looking at what courses your local authority has on offer for you.

 

 

Children and Young People

London Sport have achieved the advanced level of the safeguarding and protecting children in Sport standard, accredited by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU – part of the NSPCC). Our annual implementation plan, approved by Sport England and the CPSU demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement in this area.

We also provide guidance to partners to ensure sporting and physical activity opportunities within London is provided to the highest possible standard of care.

London Sport Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

 

Adult safeguarding

We are committed to working in partnership with organisations delivering sport within the capital, to promote the best practice when working  with adults at risk.

As a result, London Sport have developed an Adult Safeguarding Policy, which we believe will help us all to safeguard adults at risk from potential abuse and exploitation, as well as protecting staff, volunteers and other adults in positions of responsibility from allegations.

London Sport Adult Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity is a project funded by Sport England to help National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, regional partnerships and sport and physical activity organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk.

For further information visit the Ann Craft Trust website.

Safeguarding Resources

During the covid-19 outbreak, we’ve created an additional safeguarding page with advice and resources to address the specific challenges of this period. Click here.