Sportability acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of everyone involved in and dealing with the organisation and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of the staff and beneficiaries are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all people
- have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Sportability events
- are protected from abuse whilst participating in Sportability events.
As part of our safeguarding policy Sportability will use all reasonable endeavours to
- ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and that appropriate support IS provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
- ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
- prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
- ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
The policy and procedures will be promoted within Sportability and are mandatory for everyone involved in Sportability. Any failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed as quickly as possible and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.
The policy will be reviewed a year after its’ adoption and then every three years, or earlier in the following circumstances:
- changes in relevant legislation and/or government guidance
- the occurrence of any other significant change or event impacting on the policy