Safeguarding in Cambridgeshire
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a leading safeguarding organisation. Funded by Sport England, ACT provides information, advice and guidance to the sport and activity sector.
This guide is designed to give an overview of your responsibilities towards safeguarding adults. It explains what safeguarding adults is, explores relevant legislation and guidance and links this to sport and activity settings.
For more in depth information see the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack on www.anncrafttrust.org/safeguarding-adults-sport-activity
Cambridgeshire FA requires that everyone working with under 18s obtains a fresh Safeguarding Children every three years.
Re-certification can be done by completing the free online course which can be taken in the learner’s own time, at their own pace or by re-attending a safeguarding children workshop.
The online course is available to anyone who has an existing Safeguarding Children Workshop qualification or re-certification that is over two years old. You must have previously completed the 3 hour face-to-face ‘Safeguarding Children Workshop’ to take this course
It includes material on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns.
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.