Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall


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The welfare of children and young people is vital to the Active Cornwall. For that reason we have tried to make these pages as user-friendly as possible by providing the information in a downloadable format.


Safeguarding News

The NSPCC Podcast - Online Safety for Sport
In this podcast, The NSPCC explore how sports organisations can keep children and young people safe whilst participating in virtual sport and physical activity.
Liza Ware, CPSU Senior Consultant, is joined by NSPCC colleagues Laura Randall and Helen Westerman, to discuss the new challenges brought to life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the risks children may be exposed to in a virtual sporting setting.

You can listen to the Podcast by clicking here

New leaflets on DBS eligibility for Sports Organisations
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have developed 2 new leaflets to help sports organisations understand the eligibility of a range of roles across the sector. DBS have published two new leaflets to help sports organisations understand the eligibility of a range of sports roles in relation to children and adults.

Visit the Child Protection In Sport website for further information and to download the leaflets.

NEW! I'm Involved

The NSPCC through their Child Protection in Sport Unit have released an e-learning course for clubs and all sports organisations working with young people. The course focuses on the importance of engaging and consulting with young people putting their views at the heart of what you do.

Please follow the link below to access the e-learning and please share with others so we can grow the importance of engaging young people in the decisions we make in sport and physical activity:


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Statutory Guidance on working together to safeguard children -


More info on Safeguarding

A range of new safeguarding training courses and learning opportunities have been developed in recent years, from basic to advanced level and including the new online CPSU course.

The link below should help you decide which is the most relevant training for you but please also make sure you adhere to the minimum standard from your National Governing Body.

Our commitments?

Active Cornwall is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities locally. It aims to contribute to safeguarding children and young people by:

  • Meeting and sustaining the Standards for Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Sport through the Child Protection in Sport Unit.
  • Implementing and demonstrating best safeguarding practice when core staff, volunteers or others are providing services, activities and programmes for children and young people.
  • Working with partners to establish and implement agreed consistent minimum safeguarding standards for sports activities locally.
  • Requiring those individuals or organisations that are funded or commissioned to provide any services for children and young people to effectively address safeguarding requirements.
  • Maximising its influence to promote safeguarding practice and principles within its wider partnership roles and relationships.

It is widely accepted that all children and young people have a right to protection and it is the responsibility of every adult employed by or associated with Active Cornwall to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse.

Active Cornwall undertakes to ensure that every effort is made to safeguard all those who participate in any activities organised by or associated with the organisation.

Should you wish to discuss anything further then please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Tim Marrion on 01872 323338 /

If you would like any of the information included in these pages in another language or format, please contact us.