Active Essex believes that all people have the right to take part in sport and physical activity free from harm and abuse. We recognise that children and vulnerable adults are at increased risk and that their protection is of paramount importance.
Safeguarding is the general term for the protection of children and other vulnerable people from exploitation and abuse by others.
Sport and physical recreation activities often place individuals in a position of significant influence over children and vulnerable people. A high level of trust is placed on such individuals by parents, carers and the participants themselves. In the vast majority of cases that level of trust is more than repaid through the commitment, dedication and selflessness of people involved in organising and delivering sports an activities, but occasionally that trust can be abused. All organisations and individuals involved in sport should be aware of the risks and act promptly to deal with any concern.
On other parts of the Safeguarding main page you will find useful information on safeguarding matters including what to do if you have a concern.