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Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Active Dorset is committed to establishing and embedding good safeguarding practice in sport and physical activity in Dorset.

Active Dorset has a Designated Officer and a Deputy DO in place, both of whom have undergone extensive training with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).

We will work with partners to agree minimum safeguarding standards and ensure that there are protocols in place to mitigate the possibility of child abuse eg policies and procedures, reporting mechanisms, effective recruitment systems, DBS checks and ongoing safeguarding training.

We will also commit to regular consultation with children and young people to hear and act on their views. An example of this is the advice that can be seen in the anti-bullying cards that can be handed out to children. There are two versions aimed at different age groups and can be viewed in our downloads section. These are available to clubs and if you would like some please contact Tony Jones-Pert on 01202 458889 or e-mail tjonespert@activedorset.org.

If children want further advice or want to speak to someone confidentially go to our Useful Links section for suitable websites and phone numbers.

Due to fundamental differences in the safeguarding of children and adults, Active Dorset has separate policies and both policies are available to view and download. The Safeguarding Children policy has two of the sections available as separate downloads to make for easier and quicker reading depending on your needs. Codes of Conduct are also available for coaches, children and parents/carers.

The CPSU has excellent resources on its website and some of their guidance is available in our downloads section


Safeguarding Courses

Active Dorset is dedicated to working in partnership with all agencies to ensure that information and training opportunities are available for all staff and volunteers to guide them in best practice when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding Courses

Safeguarding & Protecting Children SPC/58352

Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 (18:15 - 21:15)

Location: Weymouth College, Cranford Ave, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7LQ

This workshop is for coaches and anyone in regular contact with children in sport

Safeguarding & Protecting Children SPC/58238

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 (18:15 - 21:15)

Location: Bournemouth Learning Centre, Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4HG

This workshop is for coaches and anyone in regular contact with children in sport

Time To Listen TTL/181024 (for Welfare Officers)

Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 (18:15 - 21:15)

Location: Bournemouth Learning Centre, Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4HG

Time to Listen is a 3-hour workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to bring their own reporting procedures to the workshop

Another source of training is Kidscape. This organisation equips young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK. To find out more click here


Advice Over Concerns

If you have any concerns or just need advice, we can advise club Welfare Officers and coaches or signpost to relevant contacts. For more information please contact:

Tony Jones-Pert

Policy Development & Improvement Officer

Active Dorset

Telephone
01202 458 889

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Our links page will direct you to a number of other statutory contacts throughout Dorset.