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Safeguarding Children And Young People Through Sport

Active Humber are committed to safeguarding children and young people through sport. Safeguarding must remain a high priority for everyone involved in sport as we strive to provide sporting opportunities that are accessible, safe and enjoyable for all of those involved. Safeguarding is a mutual responsibility that we all share and working together we can achieve.

Active Humber work with a wide range of local and national partners and between us can provide advice and guidance to support clubs and organisations providing sporting activities.

This section of the website provides links to guidance and materials we feel are valuable in supporting clubs to ensure they have all the necessary information, process and procedures in place to safeguard the young people and workforce involved.


Sports safeguarding has been major news in the past few weeks, following the series of shocking revelations about sexual abuse in football and other sports. The NSPCC responded to this with a dedicated hotline, supported by the FA, which has already allowed hundreds of callers to speak up. The general NSPCC helpline – 0808 800 5000 – is also available for concerns across all sports.

For sports organisations, the revelations have raised many questions. As always, the CPSU is here to provide you with the information and tools to help you safeguard children. We've also brought together links to our safeguarding tools and information on managing allegations of abuse on one page to help you better find the resources you need. These can be found here https://thecpsu.org.uk/news/2016/november/handling-allegations-of-abuse-and-safeguarding-children-in-sport/



If you have a concern please contact one of our safeguarding officers on 01482 244344, alternatively you can contact the NSPCC's general Helpline for adults 08088005000 and Childline for children and young people 08001111.

Gary Sainty – Lead Welfare Officer

Sarah Tague – Deputy Welfare Officer

Kerry Conner - Deputy Welfare Officer