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SAFEGUARDING INDIVIDUALS WITH ADDITIONAL VULNERABILITIES & SUPPORT NEEDS

This page is designed to help sports clubs and organisations to support individuals with additional needs or vulnerabilities to participate in sport and physical activity within your setting.

The links below provide sports clubs and organisations with an understanding of what information is needed about each person participating in order to maximise their benefit.

Each page links to the relevant experts in this field and 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.

SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS

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Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport

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SAFEGUARDING TALENTED AND ELITE YOUNG PEOPLE

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LGBTQ YOUNG PEOPLE

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INCLUSIVITY IN SAFEGUARDING

OTHER SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS

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For help with any issues affecting LGBT people or their families:

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ACTIVITY ALLIANCE

The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity:

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SPORTING EQUALS

An independent body that actively works to promote ethnic diversity throughout the sporting community.

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USEFUL LINKS

Further information, advice, and guidance on safeguarding issues can be accessed via the below links.

GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Sport is fun! It gives you the opportunity to make new friends and try out new activities. However, for a few children the fun is spoiled by adults who do or say things during sporting activities or at other times that hurt or frighten them. We want to make sure the sports you are playing are safe!

GUIDE TO 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.

GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL VULNERABILITIES & SUPPORT NEEDS

Information designed to help sports clubs and organisations to support individuals with additional needs or vulnerabilities so that they participate in sport and physical activity.

GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: CLUBS, COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS

We work with sports clubs to support them in being a safe environment for children and young people.

GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: PARENTS & CARERS

It is your right as a parent or carer to be able to check how well a sports club is run, for the sake of your child’s safety and your peace of mind.

SAFEGUARDING: MARTIAL ARTS

Safeguarding should be a top priority for all those involved in every sport. This is why Sport England have brought leading bodies from Safeguarding together with the Martial Arts sector to launch the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.

SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS

Have concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult? Find the relevant contact information here.

SAFEGUARDING RESOURCES

This section contains downloadable resources and guidance documents for those working with children and young people or adults at risk in sport, including guidance on what to do if your worried a child is being abused.

SAFEGUARDIING TRAINING

Information and contact details of organisations providing Safeguarding training opportunities.