Safeguarding in Sport
It is the policy of Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire to protect all children, young people and adults at risk and ensure that the welfare of all is of paramount importance.
Our policy is designed to protect and advise, guiding our employees whilst also setting standards to our local sport and physical activity network. Sports Partnership expect commissioned organisations and service providers to adhere to our procedures as a minimum standard or operate their own effective safeguarding policy. The policy relates to children and young people under the age of 18 and to adults at risk.
Below is a link to our full safeguarding policy. This may be used as guidance to help you develop your own; however if you wish to find policies for specific sports please refer to your National Governing Body.
Please note: Our policy is currently under review to reflect new procedures to child and adult safeguarding.
Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire has Safeguarding Officers who are trained to support and offer guidance relating to safeguarding and protecting children in sports settings.
Officers can be contacted in the following ways:
Lead Safeguarding Officer: Stephen Brewster
Phone: 01905 855537
Deputy Safeguarding Officer: Beky Williams
Phone: 01905 542034
Board Champion for Safeguarding: Denise Strutt
We are part of a wider infrastructure dedicated to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk. Details of other agencies who can offer support are also provided below:
Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) Family Front Door can be contacted on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30 pm. For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:00 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact 01905 768020
LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)
Jon Hancock is the LADO for Worcestershire and is available for advice if you are not sure whether to make a referral. Phone: 01905 843311
Paul Rooney is the LADO for Herefordshire, based at the Herefordshire Council offices at 8 St Owen Street, Hereford and can be contacted on (01432) 260680.