Is your organisation doing everything it could be to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe in sport?

Do you, your staff or organisation understand what safeguarding is?

Do you have up to date policies and procedures in place that will protect children, young people and adults at risk from harm?

At Energize we are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare, we believe that everyone should feel safe when participating in sport and physical activity, whether participating in activities directly organised by us or through a third party working collaboratively with us.

We're here to provide signposting to resources, policies and local experts in safeguarding.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is part of the NSPCC and is funded by Sport England. CPSU assist sporting organisations to develop and embed safeguarding policies and procedures, creating a safe and inclusive environment for all participants, staff and volunteers.

Is your organisation doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport? These online self-assessment tools will help you find out.

The CPSU provide safeguarding advice topics on particular subjects, including online safety, LGBT+ issues, parental behaviour and more.

The CPSU also provide a range of resources including sample policies, codes of conduct, recent publications and briefing papers, and much more in their resource library

Safeguarding Partnerships (formerly Local Safeguarding Children Boards)

Local Safeguarding Partnerships have been set up and co-ordinate the local provision for child protection in each respective county: 

Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership                Telford Safeguarding Partnership 

Safeguarding Adults At Risk

Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust is a leading UK Authority in Safeguarding Adults at Risk. Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation. So getting this right will ensure a wider participation in sport and activity, and ensure safe access for everyone.

The Ann Craft Trust have lots of resources and templates available to support you with all things safeguarding adults. 

You can also test your individual or organisational safeguarding knowledge and practice using their safeguarding checklistThe safeguarding checklist allows you to test your individual or organisational safeguarding knowledge and practices. This checklist covers safeguarding; prevention, recognition, reporting & recording, and reviewing processes.

The Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework online tool supports organisations to implement best practice in Safeguarding Adults.

If you have a question or are looking for safeguarding advice, you can talk to an Ann Craft Trust safeguarding consultant.

Safeguarding Adults boards     

Local Safeguarding Partnership Boards have been set up by local authorities and co-ordinate the local provision for adult protection in each respective county.

Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board          Telford Safeguarding Adults Board

National Governing Bodies of sport (NGB's) 

NGB’s provide sport and activity specific safeguarding support. Sport England have collated a list of all recognised NGB’s that you can get in touch with.


Mind have worked with ACT to create a Safeguarding in Sport Toolkit which shares advice and guidance for sports clubs, groups and delivery organisations to help them support their participants’ mental health.

Safeguarding Training

You can find further training by accessing our training page.

Refer a concern

If you have a safeguarding concern about a local sports organisation or activity please contact us via [email protected] or contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer Harry Cade

If you are affiliated to a national governing of sport body you can refer concerns direct to your NGB safeguarding lead.

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999

You can find out more about Safeguarding Children & Young People and Safeguarding Adults including our Energize policies and procedures.