Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership is committed to providing safe, enjoyable activities and sporting opportunities for young people and adults at risk.
- 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 adults at risk 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.
Adult Safeguarding Resources
The LGA and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Safeguarding Network have worked with key partners to bring together a consolidated list of key safeguarding resources for council, care provider and wider partners' staff. You can access it here.
Reporting Concerns / Useful Contacts
SASP Safeguarding Lead - Laura Carter 01823 653990 / email@example.com
Somerset FA County Welfare Officer - Shirley Needham 01458 832359 / Shirley.Needham@SomersetFA.com.
Somerset Cricket Board County Welfare Officer - Ray Hancock 01823 444779 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset RFU Safeguarding Manager - Tracey Sweetland 07866405758 / email@example.com
Somerset Safeguarding Board - Early Help Advice Hub on 01823 355803
Childline - 0800 1111
NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000