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Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership is committed to providing safe, enjoyable activities and sporting opportunities for young people and vulnerable adults.

  • We have a moral and a legal obligation to ensure that highest possible standard of care for those children, young people and adults who use our service.
  • We believe that children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat.
  • We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to have their concerns listened to and acted upon.

To this end the following policy documents have been compiled for guidance and to raise awareness for all staff working for the Partnership, whether paid or unpaid.

Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit provides useful resources for safeguarding for sports events; briefing papers and good practice advice; toolkits; standards and frameworks.

They also provide many different learning resources through video clips as well as providing regular updates on different topics that effect everyone in sport.

Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust [ACT] supports the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors from across the UK to protect disabled children and adults at risk. They offer training programmes to consultation services, with the goal of improving standards of safeguarding and raise the levels of best practice across health, social care and education.

Somerset Local Safeguarding Board

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the statutory, multi-agency partnership with responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and challenging all activity relating to safeguarding children and young people living in Somerset. Safeguarding Children Board's were set up as a result of the 2004 Children Act and are regulated by that law.

Reporting Concerns / Useful Contacts

SASP Safeguarding Lead - Laura Carter 01823 653990 / lcarter@sasp.co.uk

Somerset FA County Welfare Officer - Shirley Needham 01458 832359 / Shirley.Needham@SomersetFA.com.

Somerset Cricket Board County Welfare Officer - Ray Hancock 01823 444779 / raysomcricket@randj.org.uk

Somerset RFU Safeguarding Manager - Dave Binding 01228 768323, 07941 123584 / davidbinding@hotmail.com

Somerset Safeguarding Board - Early Help Advice Hub on 01823 355803

Childline - 0800 1111

NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support