At Active Gloucestershire we prioritise safeguarding by ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults involved in sports and physical activities.

We have a dedicated Sports Welfare Officer and well as two adult safeguarding leads and two children’s safeguarding leads. You can find their information below.

Our safeguarding policies outline procedures to prevent abuse, maltreatment, and harm, promoting a safe environment for all participants. Additionally, we offer resources, training, and guidance for clubs and coaches to uphold these standards. 

If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult in a sporting or physical activity environment it’s important to act quickly. Below are details that will support you.


What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the process of promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults by protecting them from abuse, maltreatment, and harm, ensuring safe care and enabling optimal outcomes. It focuses on individuals who may suffer significant harm and includes procedures for handling concerns. (NSPCC)

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Important Contacts

    Find information and details to report your concerns.

    If you are not sure who to contact, Gloucestershire Children and Families Front Door should be your first call for anyone under 18 and the adults help desk for anyone over 18.

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  • Advice for clubs & coaches

    All sport and physical activity organisations are responsible for safeguarding their members and ensuring safe access for all participants.

    Clubs and coaches must act promptly if they have concerns about adult or child behaviour towards another child or vulnerable adult.

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  • Resources & Training

    Here you will find a variety of resources that will support your club to run to the highest standard to keep your participants and yourself safe.

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  • Adult Safeguarding Policy (and appendices)

    A person aged 18 or over who is or may be in need of community care services because of mental illness, disability, age or illness and is or may be unable to take care of him or herself or take steps to protect themselves from significant harm or exploitation.

    This could include people with learning disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health needs, older people and people with a physical disability or impairment.

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  • Children and young people safeguarding policy

    This policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for paid and unpaid staff and third parties working on behalf of Active Gloucestershire who are delivering this commitment, in line with safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.

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  • Children and young people safeguarding appendices

    Supporting documentation to accompany our Children and young peoples safeguarding policy

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  • News

    The latest updates and news articles from the Active Gloucestershire team

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    About Us

    We are Active Gloucestershire and we want everyone living in Gloucestershire to live happy and healthy lives by being physically active

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    Our Team

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