Safeguarding in Sport

Safeguarding is a term used to denote measures taken to protect the health, well-being, and human rights of individuals, which allow people, especially children and vulnerable adults, to live free from harassment, abuse, and exploitation.

Why do we need Safeguarding?

  • Protect the health, well-being, and human rights of individuals.
  • Allow people to live free from bullying, harassment, abuse, and exploitation.

Risk of Failing to Safeguard

  • Physical and Emotional Damage to Children or Vulnerable Adults.
  • Reputational Damage
  • Financial Damage
  • Criminal Proceedings

Duty of Care

Every person in sport has a moral and legal obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of others in sport.

The SAEF has formed a partnership with The Guardian to ensure that our members are protected.

Addressing the key issues:

  • Protecting the Integrity of Sport
  • Safeguarding all Athletes in Sport
  • Safeguarding the Mental Health of Athletes
  • Ensuring all Athletes, Coaches and Management have a voice.

Solutions aimed to address key issues:

  • By providing practical steps to implement safeguarding measures with The Guardian’s Anonymous Reporting App.
  • Guidance and mentoring the development of safeguarding policies and procedures, and the implementation thereof.
  • Practical steps for reporting with The Guardian’s Anonymous Reporting Solution.
  • The implementation of anonymous whistle blowing through technology.


SAEF Safeguarding Policy against Harassment and Abuse

SAEF Incident report form