Clubs Safeguarding

As a parent or carer, when you look for an activity for a child or vulnerable adult to take part in, your first thought will be is it safe?  You want it to be fun, for them to try new things and learn new skills but most of all to be kept from harm. (This link takes you to our partner site Sport Nottinghamshire)

What is meant by Safeguarding children?  

The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

What is Child protection?

Taking timely and appropriate action when we are made aware that a child has been harmed or may be being harmed.

What to do if you have Safeguarding concerns? 
Find out the club guidelines for recording and reporting concerns and follow them, speak to the club child protection or welfare officer for support.  

If you are worried that a child is being abused or put at risk during sports activities it is vital that you talk to someone. 

The idea of speaking out about abuse or poor practice in a club can be daunting. You will probably feel worried about the impact on you and/or the child.  But if you have concerns you must take action. By doing so you will be safeguarding the child concerned as well as helping to prevent other children being harmed or put at risk.
 
If you think a child is in immediate danger of abuse, contact the police on 999.
If there is no immediate danger and you are unsure of who to speak to, call theNSPCC on 0808 800 5000 for immediate advice.