Free Safeguarding in Sport Event

  • Author

    GreaterSport
  • Date

    16th May 2017

We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people especially in the world of sport, because all children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Unfortunately, as more and more instances of sexual abuse are uncovered, we know that this is not always the case.

The football abuse scandal has highlighted historical gaps in child protection that could make children vulnerable to being abused in sports settings.

With speakers from Phoenix Tameside and Manchester FA, the evening will focus on safeguarding policies, early intervention and DBS checks, and will discuss details of fundamental safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation working with children in sport.

The event will open from 5.30pm with info stands & networking opportunities, speakers will begin at 6pm & conclude at 8pm.

This free event is open to all community sports groups including parents and we encourage all who work in the field to register their attendance.