SOS Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding – Adults

Adults: Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted (Care Act 2014)

What is Safeguarding – Children

Children: Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child.  (NSPCC 2016)

Pease note, any concerns relating to your normal Club meetings, in the first instance please refer to your Club Safeguarding & Welfare Officer

What to do if you have any Safeguarding concerns for an Adult over the age of 18:

SOS Adult’s Safeguarding guidance and policy

What to do if you have any Safeguarding concerns for a child or young person under the age of 18:

SOS Children’s Safeguarding guidance and policy

For information on the communication of Safeguarding issues please refer to:

SOS process for the handling of Safeguarding Issues

The SOS Safeguarding Team: 

Don Golding – Safeguarding Officer

Karen Beales – Deputy Safeguarding Officer

SOS Safeguarding team contact:

Further reading:

  • Safeguarding Adults in Sport
  • SOGB Safeguarding and Welfare Concern form (included as Appendix IV in SOGB Safeguarding Policy)