SAFEGUARDING ADULTS AT RISK
County Durham Sport have a responsibility and are committed to safeguarding the welfare of adults at risk involved in sport and physical activity across County Durham. This includes activities which are funded or supported by County Durham Sport. All adults are entitled to protection from harm and have the right to take part in sport and physical activity in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment.
We are committed to working with a wide range of agencies across County Durham and with regional and national organisations to ensure that information, training and education and advice and guidance are available for individuals and organisations delivering sport & physical activity to adults across the county.
You can download a copy of our Safeguarding Adults in Sport Policy here.
Click here to watch a short video from the Ann Craft Trust – What is Safeguarding?
SAFEGUARDING INDIVIDUALS WITH ADDITIONAL VULNERABILITIES & SUPPORT NEEDS
This section is designed to help sports clubs and organisations to support individuals with additional needs or vulnerabilities to participate in sport and physical activity within their setting.
Each of the links below will help organisations to consider how to engage with people with additional needs or vulnerabilities and encourage them to seek any relevant information to ensure the activity takes a person-centred approach.
OTHER SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS
The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity.
An independent body that actively works to promote ethnic diversity throughout the sporting community.
Further information, advice, and guidance on safeguarding issues can be accessed via the below links.