If you deliver physical activity sessions either in person or online, you have a responsibility to ensure it is a safe environment for everyone involved.
Every sport and physical activity organisation is responsible for safeguarding their members. By having the right safeguarding practices in place, you can help protect the children and adults taking part in your activity, ensuring safe access for everyone.
As a club or coach you have a responsibility to act if you have any concerns about the behaviour of an adult or a child towards another child or vulnerable adult.
All adults, regardless of age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice and to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.
You should always take immediate action by reporting your concerns if you are told by a child or vulnerable adult, or have reason to suspect, that abuse has or is taking place.
For further information and resources to support you to make sure you are fulfilling your safeguarding responsibilities please visit Active Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Pages.
Or contact Gemma Skaley at Active Lincolnshire