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.

Safeguarding Toolkit

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 /

Somerset FA County Welfare Officer - Shirley Needham 01458 832359 /

Somerset Cricket Board County Welfare Officer - Ray Hancock 01823 444779 /

Somerset RFU Safeguarding Manager - Tracey Sweetland 07866405758 /

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 Business Award Winner
    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
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK