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Safeguarding Policy.

Think Active is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every child and adult at risk, who participates in activities either directly organised by Think Active or through a third party working collaboratively with us.

Think Active recognises the that potential abuse can come not only from adults in positions in authority but also from other young people. Think Active will offer guidance and training (including contextual) in best practice regarding safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children and people.

The Think Active children and young people safeguarding policy is informed by the HM Government “Working together to safeguard children” guide to inter-agency working.

The Think Active adult safeguarding policy is informed by the Ann Craft Trust.

Both policies detail procedures for administrators, coaches, instructors, officials, teachers, parents and young people. Crucially, they both recognise that all individuals have a duty of care to provide a safe environment and protect both vulnerable adults and children and young people from abuse.

You can read our Children and Young People Safeguarding policy Think Active_Safeguarding Policy_Children & Young People Oct 2019

You can read our Adult Safeguarding policy Think Active – Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Feb 2020


Safeguarding Training.

We work with and through partners to signpost local clubs, groups and individuals to safeguarding training.

Ultimately we all want to ensure safe and enjoyable environments for everyone to deliver, teach, coach, play and participate in sport and physical activity.

Think Active and other local and national partners run the following UK Coaching courses:

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children,
  • Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers
  • Safeguarding Adults

Details of these courses can be found on the UK Coaching website:

Think Active recognise the importance of keeping sport and physical activity environments safe for everyone to enjoy and we recognise the expertise of colleagues from other sectors. Periodically we will host and run contextual safeguarding course. Follow us on twitter to keep up to date with opportunities.

Our local safeguarding boards also run training. Follow the links below for more information

Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

Solihull Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

Warwickshire Safeguarding


DBS Checks

If your club or organisation would like to incorporate criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) into their recruitment process as part of your plans to help safeguard children and adults at risk, DBS have a search facility which will help you find an ‘Umbrella Body‘ (a body authorised to process Disclosure checks) in your area who can do this for you.

Click here to search for an Umbrella Body.

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