We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every child and adult at risk, who participate in activities either directly organised by us or through a third party working collaboratively with us.
Active Black Country recognise that safeguarding is about more than just policies and procedures and as such ensures all members of staff are checked and undertake Safeguarding and Protecting Children training.
If you need help or support, please contact one of the following:
|NSPCC||0800 800 5000|
|Children's Services||Adult Service's||Out of Hours|
|Dudley||0300 555 0050||0300 555 0055||0300 555 8574|
|Sandwell||0121 569 3100||0121 569 2266|
0121 569 3100 (child)
0121 569 2355 (adult)
|Walsall||0300 555 2866||0300 552 922||0300 555 2922|
|Wolverhampton||01902 555 392||01902 551 199||01902 552 999|
Child Protection in Sport Unit has a self-assessment tool which organisations can use to check that they are doing everything they can to keep children and young people safe in sport. The tool will take you through the standards for safeguarding children in sport developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit. There are simple questions for each of the nine standards elements which will help you assess what your organisation still needs to do. There is an information pack to guide you through each step in a bit more detail.
The CPSU website provides information, guidance and good practice to ensure all sports organisations have access to the resources they need to safeguard children. It features a free resource library containing video clips, best practice, template forms, policies and toolkits, all of which will help organisations ensure they have the right safeguards in place. Click here to visit the website.
We have come across this spoof video which highlights an alternative view on the role parents play in their child's enjoyment of sport:
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has produced 2 YouTube videos, one aimed at applicants and one aimed at employers, to show you how the Update Service can work for you. They can be viewed here (employers) and here (applicants).
Ann Craft Trust
The Ann Craft Trust is a useful resource designed to assist you in achieving best practice in safeguarding; to understand how legislation applies to adults in sport and activity; and to know, beyond the legal requirements, the best practice for keeping adults safe within your organisation. Take a look.
View or download a list of useful contacts:
We welcome the views of young people and their parents / carers on any of our policies or support material. If you would like to give us your thoughts please contact Tim on email@example.com or call Tim on 01384 471135 (office) or 07943 504573 (mobile).