Bristol Sport Foundation wants to ensure that everyone involved in sport and activity, whether they are a volunteer, participant, spectator or an elite athlete, should never have to worry about abuse or harassment.
Safeguarding in sport is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing a safe space in which to play sport and be active.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping others safe and people should know what to do if they have any concerns. A key part of child safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children safe and building a culture of always acting in the best interest of all children.
If you have any questions/queries, contact Bristol Sport safeguarding manager, Ben Breeze at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0117 963 0683 for more details.
PROCEDURE FOR ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AGAINST A MEMBER OF STAFF, A COACH OR A VOLUNTEER
PROCEDURE FOR PARENTS
If, during your young and/or vulnerable person's time with BSF, they make an allegation of abuse against a member of staff, a coach or a volunteer, you have the choice of informing the Child Protection Officer first or you can go directly to the Local Authority (telephone 0845 6014772).
- You will need to make your allegation in writing
- All complaints and allegations will be taken seriously and investigated fully by the BSF and Social Services if required. You will be kept informed during the investigation and of the outcome.
PROCEDURE FOR STAFF
If you are concerned about a member of staff and their relationship or behaviour towards a young and/or vulnerable person/people, either express your concerns to the person named as the BSF's Safeguarding Officer. Any such matters will of course be kept completely confidential.