Cerebral Palsy Sport statement on safeguarding in sport and active recreation

29 November 2016

It is a priority for Cerebral Palsy Sport to ensure that everyone can take part in sporting opportunities that are inclusive, safe, enjoyable and protective.

We promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and their rights to be protected from harm and Cerebral Palsy Sport is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults in sport.

We have worked closely with the Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) and NSPCC to support the development of robust policy and procedures to safeguard children.

We work closely with all our partners, families and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised.

Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

As part of our commitment to effective safeguarding, Cerebral Palsy Sport developed policies, procedures and guidelines to provide additional information detailing support.

It also details for those involved, what they should do if they have a safeguarding concern and how any concerns will be managed. This is in line with Government expectations, the Law, Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) requirements.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Safeguarding policy can be found here