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Safeguarding Adults

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:

ChildLine

0800 1111


NSPCC

0800 800 5000


Ann Craft Trust

0115 951 5400

ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk


Adult Service's

Out of Hours

Dudley

0300 555 0055

0300 555 8574

Sandwell

0121 569 2266

0121 569 2355

Walsall

0300 552 922

0300 555 2922

Wolverhampton

01902 551 199

01902 552 999

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

Dudley

Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board includes representatives from Dudley Council, West Midlands Police, the NHS, West Midlands Fire Service, voluntary agencies plus independent sector groups who provide services for adults in Dudley.

The Board ensures that each agency works together to protect adults from abuse and the risk of abuse.

From April 2015 the board is a statutory body. The board has a jointly funded independent chair providing joint direction with Children Services.

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Sandwell

The Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency partnership made up of statutory sector member organisations and other non-statutory partner agencies providing strategic leadership for adult safeguarding work and ensuring there is a consistent professional response to actual or suspected abuse. The remit of the board is not operational but one of co-ordination, quality assurance, planning, policy and development.

It contributes to the partnership’s wider goals of improving the well-being of adults in the borough and promotes and develops campaigns examples of which is the current campaign ‘See Something, Do Something’ and the short film used to further promote this campaign and enable everybody’s understanding of safeguarding.

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Walsall

The board aims to ensure that adults with care and support needs have the right to be safe and live free from the fear of harm!

This website aims to give both the public and professionals a range of advice and information to make people more aware of adult abuse and what to do about it.

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Wolverhampton

A partnership of organisations called Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board works closely together to make sure that adults with care and support needs are treated fairly, able to protect themselves, and / or be protected from abuse and neglect.

A partnership of organisations called Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board works closely together to make sure that adults with care and support needs are treated fairly, able to protect themselves, and / or be protected from abuse and neglect.

All organisations work to the same values, principles, policy and procedures (shared by all areas in the West Midlands) including promoting the well-being of adults with care and support needs; putting service-users at the centre of all adult safeguarding processes; and making services personal to each individual. These principles are also the ones that underpin the Care Act 2014.

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The Ann Craft Trust is a Leading UK Authority on Safeguarding Disabled Children and Adults at Risk. They have a number of useful resources 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.

A template to help clubs and affiliated organisations create their own Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Document has been created. Download this by clicking here.

The purpose of the Adults in Sport Resource Pack is to assist you in achieving best practice in safeguarding.

Also 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. Click here to download the resource pack.

The Ann Craft Trust have also developed a template to help organisations create their own Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Document. Click here to download this template.

To support your ongoing activity with GDPR, Sport and Recreation Alliance has been working with their partners Wright Hassall LLP to develop the second in a series of real life questions posted from their working group, which combines sporting organisations and legal expertise to help support your organisation or club. The link to the real life questions can be found here.

This edition of the NSPCC’s national safeguarding Standards and accompanying guidance is designed to help non-statutory organisations put in place clear safeguarding arrangements for children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25. You can download it here.

They are aimed at voluntary and community organisations, as well as social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations that may not consider themselves to be within the voluntary, community and faith sectors.

The standards help organisations to take responsibility for keeping children, young people and young adults safe; have a practical approach; and comply with legislation and national guidance. They provide useful templates, examples, and links to further information, and are designed to be used alongside the NSPCC safeguarding tool.

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards.

The group encourages Governing Bodies, associations, organisations, and franchisers to register interest and support the Code and activity deliverers can work towards attaining recognition along with clubs and individual instructors, coaches and teachers outside of a club structure.

The scheme empowers parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child/children, young people or adults in their care.

The Safeguarding Code has been developed through close consultation between Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies and those with years of expertise in safeguarding. Support was also provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust and NWG Network.

It is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in early 2018.

Further advice, guidance and details can be found here: 

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 tim_aldred@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or call Tim on 01384 471136 (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 tim_aldred@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or call Tim on 01384 471136 (office) or 07943 504573 (mobile).

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