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Ann Craft Trust 'ACTing against abuse'

Topics: Working with our partners Disability sport Type: News article

Nicola Dean, safeguarding adults in sport manager at the Ann Craft Trust (ACT), tells us more about the organisation and a little bit about her work in safeguarding adults in sport. 

Feb 07 2017

Turning the tide for inclusive sports coaching

Topics: Disability sport Safer recruitment Type: News article

The Turning Tides Project is piloting accessible coaching qualifications based on Sportscoach UK's 'Safeguarding and protecting children' course. 

Feb 06 2017

Voice is choice – Disabled young people get involved at the CPSU conference

Topics: Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

Students from St Giles, a school for children with complex medical needs, attended the CPSU's 15 year conference to facilitate a workshop, discussing their experiences in sport. 

Oct 24 2016

Safeguarding at the School Games 2016

Topics: Elite athletes Community and school sports Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

September saw another successful School Games take place in Loughborough, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust (YST). 1600 athletes competed in over 12 sports, with 7 of those sports including disability events. 

Oct 07 2016

Safe summer of sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Community and school sports Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Type: News article

Guidance to assist organisations with their safeguarding arrangements for sports events or activities with children and young people. It includes: safe events, self-assessment, athlete wellbeing, and inclusion of deaf and disabled children.

Aug 19 2016

Safeguarding lead officers learn more about autism

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

Our June 2016 Safeguarding Lead Officer Support Forum hosted a workshop by Autism R Us - experts through experience, to help equip sports organisations to effectively include young people with a range of challenging conditions.

Aug 18 2016

Athlete wellbeing prioritised for Rio Games

Topics: Working with our partners Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

On 21 July, ahead of Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the implementation of a new procedure for participants to report any incident of harassment or abuse to the IOC Welfare Officer.

Aug 04 2016

New rules for young disabled golfers

Topics: Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

An introduction to Jordan Rosser, a disabled golfer and young coach, whose golf club has adapted their rules to be more inclusive of disabled athletes.

Dec 07 2015

Developing swimming for all in Durham

Topics: Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

Maggie Ward is a squad coach at Durham City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club. She’s been instrumental in setting up and developing a squad to cater for swimmers with varying disabilities, and works closely with these swimmers to make sure their specific needs are met so they can swim in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Oct 23 2015

Hidden disabilities in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

There are many different types of hidden disability that affect children and young people who may be involved in Sport. These disabilities are not easily identified or recognised. Sport is an ideal place to celebrate diversity and promote a positive ethos.

Apr 21 2015
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