Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation. Getting this right will ensure a wider participation in sport or physical activity and ensure safe access for everyone.

Participation in sport and activity can play an important role in preventing and reducing the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs. ‘Accessible leisure facilities, safe town centre and community groups … can reduce the social and physical isolation which may increase the risk of abuse or neglect’ (Care and Statutory Support Guidance: 2018)

If you are a club, organisation or coach who work with adults in sport or activity, it is important that you understand your duties in respect of adult safeguarding.

For more information on safeguarding adults in sport and activity, please refer to the related links and documents on this page.