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:

Childline0800 1111

NSPCC0800 800 5000

Children's ServicesAdult Service'sOut of Hours
Dudley0300 555 00500300 555 00550300 555 8574
Sandwell0121 569 31000121 569 2266

0121 569 3100 (child)

0121 569 2355 (adult)

Walsall0300 555 28660300 552 9220300 555 2922
Wolverhampton01902 555 39201902 551 19901902 552 999

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, you must call the police on 999.

Black Country Consortium Ltd

The Black Country Consortium Ltd is the accountable body for the Active Black Country Partnership, and is res To view the Black Country Consortium Ltd Statement of Intent, click here.

View or download the Black Country Consortium Ltd Safeguarding Policy:      

                               Safeguarding Policy

We run a selection of courses, including Safeguarding and Protecting Children.  Click here to view our current list of courses.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children                                                                                                                   

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.

Parents in Sport Week
Parents in Sport week this year highlighted the valuable role parents play – and the positive influence they have – in ensuring young people develop to their full potential and enjoy their time playing sport.

We have come across this spoof video which highlights an alternative view on the role parents play in their child's enjoyment of sport:

On Line Safety – New support and guidance from the NSPCC
The NSPCC has produced a new e-learning training tool to keep you up-to-date on teaching children the principles of online safety, helping to prevent abuse from happening. Click here for more information.  

NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign

The NSPCC have launched a campaign called ‘Share Aware’.  The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which they  start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices.  The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.

For more information visit

DBS Update
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.                                                                                                                                                               

Useful Contacts
View or download a list of useful contacts:

Safeguarding Contacts

The designated Lead Safeguarding Officer for Active Black Country is Tim Aldred.  The role and key function of the designated Lead Safeguarding Officer are listed in the policy.  To contact the designated Lead Safeguarding Officer email Tim on or call Tim on 01384 471135 (office) or 07943 504573 (mobile).

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 or call Tim on 01384 471135 (office) or 07943 504573 (mobile).

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