Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Active Cornwall acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. 

Active Cornwall recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport, PE and physical activity across Cornwall in a safe and child-centred environment and are protected from abuse whilst participating in or outside of the activity. 

It should be recognised that Active Cornwall is hosted by Cornwall Council, which policies and procedures underpin and align with all work.

Active Cornwall’s Duty

Active Cornwall accepts the moral and legal responsibility to provide a duty of care to protect all children, young people and adults at risk and safeguard their welfare, to respond and provide appropriate support, signposting and help and to being alert to what is happening around our organisation. 

All suspicions and allegations will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately; however, it is not Active Cornwall’s duty to investigate but to pass on to statutory agencies.

Key Contacts

Tim Marrion, Safeguarding Lead
Samantha Lawrence, Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Active Cornwall Safeguarding Newsletter

By subscribing to this new newsletter, you are showing your commitment to promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities locally in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. 

You will receive this newsletter at least 4 times per year, and it will include a range of updates on the topic of safeguarding in Sport, PE and Physical Activity, including:

  • information, advice and guidance
  • resources and tools
  • news and updates from the Child Protection in Sport Unit and other key partners and authorities on safeguarding
  • training opportunities
  • best practice

The information is important for all who work with children, whether you are a traditional sport or leisure setting, a community provider, a school or individual coach.