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Sport in Cornwall is given the safeguarding seal of approval

Sport in Cornwall is given the Safeguarding seal of approval

The Cornwall Sports Partnership was delighted to hear the announcement that they’ve been awarded the Advanced NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport.

Following the conditions, as set out by the NSPCC and Sport England, the Cornwall Sports Partnership has undertaken numerous areas of work over the past three years in order to be awarded the advanced standard. They were notified of their success last month, following the National Panel’s decision on 27 January.

Tim Marrion, from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, says: “We’re really pleased that all the hard work we’ve been doing in this area has been awarded at the Advanced level. The fact that only 21 of the country’s 49 County Sports Partnerships have achieved the standard is testament to the amount of work that has been put into gaining it in Cornwall; which goes to show just how strong and, more importantly, safe sport is in the county”.

For further information, or to find out how your organisation can work through the standards, please contact Tim Marrion at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on 01872 323344 or tmarrion@cornwall.gov.uk

 

The Standards for Safeguarding achieved by the Cornwall Sports Partnership are the only official guidelines for safeguarding young people in sport and are endorsed by the NSPCC and Sport England. They are based on current good practice and are informed by legislation and guidance from the field of child protection and from sport.

Every County Sports Partnership and National Governing Body has to achieve the standard, which is a condition of their receiving funding from Sport England.

The Advanced level includes 10 individual standards; of which the Cornwall Sports Partnership has achieved every one:

  1. Approved, endorsed and reviewed policy that is publicised, promoted and distributed
  2. Clear Procedures and systems for guidance on what to do in different circumstances clarifying roles and responsibilities
  3. Prevention measures to help minimise the possibility of children and young people being abused by those in a position of trust
  4. Codes of practice and behaviour that describe what is acceptable and promote good practice
  5. Equity measures to ensure the needs of all children and young people to be protected from abuse are addressed
  6. Ways of informing, consulting, listening and communicating to all relevant parties
  7. Opportunities for education and training to maintain the necessary skills and understanding to safeguard children
  8. Access to advice and support to provide essential information to those responsible for safeguarding children
  9. Action taken to ensure that the organisation’s intentions to implement and monitor every aspect in relation to safeguarding children
  10. Action taken to influence, encourage and promote safeguarding with partner organisations