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Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Sport helps children grow and develop valuable qualities such as leadership, confidence and self-esteem, whilst providing opportunities for enjoyment and achievement.

Living Sport believes that every child, young person and vulnerable adult has the right to have fun and be safe. We are committed to ensuring that regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity they are safeguarded and protected from any forms of abuse, harm, mistreatment or neglect. This is, without exception, our primary concern.

It is essential that any sporting organisation and anyone involved in sport adopts good practice when dealing with children and vulnerable adults, and ensures that their safety is paramount. Our role is to support you by providing guidance and advice. For any assistance, please contact Living Sport’s Designated Child Protection Officer Sarah Bateman at sarah.bateman@livingsport.co.uk or on 01487 841559 or Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer Claire Thorby at claire.thorby@livingsport.co.uk or on 01487 849923.

It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure sport activities are safe and FUN!!!


Living Sport has reviewed its Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy & Procedures with assistance from stakeholders to ensure that our policy is effective and useful. Our Policies and Procedures apply to the delivery of Living Sport activity but we are also responsible for promoting good practice and supporting other organisations to establish and deliver safe sporting opportunities.

Our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy & Procedures refers to legislation and guidance from the Child Protection in Sport Unit.

You will find a copy of our Policy & Procedures below.

Safeguarding and CP Policy and Procedures

The DfE have published a set of new documents including the new Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance.



  • revised Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance;
  • Local Safeguarding – Transitional Arrangements statutory guidance.
  • revised Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners
  • Statutory framework: legislation relevant to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
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