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Active Sussex is committed to the welfare of children, young people & adults engaged in sport and physical activity.

Our Active Sussex Safeguarding Children Policy and Active Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy provides more information about our own procedures and guidance which other organisations can use to help create their own policy and procedures. Editable versions of our policy templates are available on request.

If you have any concerns regarding the well-being of an individual within a sporting environment, please refer to our policies and visit ‘Reporting Concerns’ page.

If you are concerned about yourself then please visit our Stay Safe in Sport page.

If you are a parent there are lots of useful resources on the Child Protection in Sport Unit – Parents’ Hub.

If you support/work with adults, or are a friend of relative and are worried and need advice, please visit the Ann Craft Trust.

If you are a National Governing Body (NGB) club wanting to connect with our Active Sussex Sport Welfare officers then please visit our Sport Welfare page.

The following animation has been produced by the NSPCC to help anyone involved in delivering sport or activities to children and young people.

It shows the difference between child protection and safeguarding in a sports setting and looks in more depth at how children and young people can be further protected beyond their time at training sessions.

It takes a closer look at contextual safeguarding and how. By looking at where young people practice skills in their spare time, how they travel to practice or where they go afterwards, we can help to make them even safer.

Nick Chellel

Strategic Workforce Officer

Nick is the Strategic Workforce Officer for Active Sussex, leading on workforce development for Active Sussex and the implementation of the Workforce Delivery Plan. Nick leads on projects such as the Workforce Investment Fund, Coach Core and Project 500, and is also the CYP Safeguarding Lead Officer for Active Sussex.

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