Energize, alongside a host of national and regional partners, work to ensure adults with a care and support need have a safe environment to take part in sport and physical activity.

We're here to provide signposting to resources, policies and local experts in safeguarding adults with a care and support need.


Energize STW Safeguarding Adults policy

This policy includes:

  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Signs and indicators of abuse
  • What to do if you have a concern
  • Incident reporting form


The following organisations have a safeguarding responsibility and are available in different capacities to support safe active environments for adults with a care and support need:

Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust are a leading UK authority on Safeguarding Adults at Risk and can provide extensive resources and templates, advice and guidance and also have a useful “message an expert” function.

Ann Craft Trust

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.

Refer a concern

If you have a safeguarding concern about a local sports organisation or activity please contact us via [email protected] or telephone us on 01743 297191.

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

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

Additional Resources

Due to the coronavirus there are some additional resources available to support you with safeguarding adults.

Ann Craft Trust

ACT have collaborated with Club Matters on a new guide to safeguarding adults in sport during the Covid-19 pandemic. To view the new guide please click here

ACT have also introduced a Safeguarding Twitter Hour on Wednesdays from 12-1pm and they would like as many people as possible to participate – you can raise a question and get involved in discussion on the issues that are important to you. Their Twitter handle is: @AnnCraftTrust


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. The guide can be found here