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
SAEF Safeguarding Policy against Harassment and Abuse