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GreaterSport takes the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk very seriously and believe in equality for all.

We work closely with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and, increasingly with the Ann Craft Trust (who provide information for Adults at Risk).

‘GreaterSport is committed to promoting the safety, welfare and equality of children, young people and adults at risk engaged in all forms of movement, physical activity and sport across Greater Manchester.

We aim to contribute to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk by;

  • Committing to the Child Protection in Sport Unit’s (CPSU) Safeguarding Framework
  • Implementing and demonstrating best safeguarding practice when staff, volunteers or others are providing services, activities and programmes for children, young people and adults at risk.
  • 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 our influence to promote safeguarding practice and principles within our wider partnership roles and relationships.
  • Providing parents and guardians with information.
  • Promoting relevant safeguarding training courses and access to information.

We had our annual Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Safeguarding assessment on 5th March 2020, the outcome of which has seen us been given a Very Good rating. This is the highest grade you can receive meaning we are viewed by CPSU as ‘an organisation that is performing exceptionally well and demonstrates a level of safeguarding commitment and competence above the minimum requirement of the framework in most areas’.

Resources to support your Safeguarding

The CPSU have a wide range of available resources to support those who work with children, young people or adult at risk. Visit their Resource Library to access a wide range of materials, including sample policies, best practice guidance, webinars and more.

How to raise a Concern

Whilst the sport and physical activity sector has put in place a range of practices to reduce risk, it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure any concerns are highlighted to the appropriate bodies.

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child then please use the contact information below. No matter what kind of concern you have, if you are at all worried then it is important to act.

  • If a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger please call 999.
  • If you are a child or young person who is worried about something that is happening to you please contact Childline on 0800 1111, or visit their website for more help and information.

As well as using one of these options, or in cases were you don’t feel someone is in immediate danger, but do have concerns you can also raise a concerns with us at GreaterSport. Through our processes we’ll make sure that it’s raised with the appropriate body. You can do this whether you are worried about the health or wellbeing of a child, young person or adult at risk, or equally about the behaviour of an adult.

For non-urgent reporting you can contact us during office hours on 0161 223 1002 and tell us your call is about reporting a safeguarding concern.

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