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Active Sussex achieves Safeguarding Adults in Sport award

Active Sussex achieves Safeguarding Adults in Sport award

Categories: Active Sussex News Safeguarding and equality

Monday 29 March 2021

Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation. So getting this right helps to ensure a wider participation in sport and activity, and ensure safe access for everyone.

The Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework is an online tool for sports and activity organisations. It contains six themes which are made up of several criteria that require you to submit evidence indicating where and how you meet them.

Following the completion of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework, Active Sussex has successfully met the satisfactory level as assessed by the Ann Craft Trust, showing that Active Sussex is meeting the essential requirements of all the framework criteria. 

It supports robust procedures that we have in place regarding safeguarding adults. It also helps provide a way forward for supporting decision-making and rights for adults who may be at risk. Active Sussex will continue to work with the Ann Craft Trust to continue to learn and progress in this area and support our partners to consider their own Safeguarding Adult practices. 

The Framework is endorsed by Sport England and provides a set of standards for everyone involved in sport to help develop a positive sporting culture that creates a safe sporting environment for adults, protecting them from harm.

Tanya Woodward, Active Sussex Trustee and Safeguarding Board Champion said:

"We are delighted that our commitment to safeguarding adults and encouraging safe and inclusive access to sport and physical activity across Sussex, has been recognised through the completion of the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework. We will reflect on our assessment review and continue to develop our own practices."

For more resources and guidance on adult safeguarding please visit our safeguarding webpages.