Safeguarding

British Blind Sport Safeguarding Statement

British Blind Sport has robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the safeguarding of children and adults who attend our events and activities.

British Blind Sport Safeguarding Statement

British Blind Sport has the responsibility for creating a safe, fun and inclusive environment for everyone to participate in British Blind Sport events. I am therefore delighted to present our Safeguarding Policy.

As a national disability sports organisation, British Blind Sport has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that the highest possible standard of care is provided for everyone involved in the sport. Therefore, through the development, communication and implementation of the policy we aim to maintain and increase the professionalism and safeguards of good practice that have been set as standard throughout our sporting landscape.

We have actively highlighted throughout the policy, that it is the responsibility of everyone within British Blind Sport to highlight areas of abuse and/or poor practice and to act in response to any concerns.

This policy has been developed by drawing on recognised good practice in safeguarding in sport.  Reference has been made to relevant legislation, key guidance and government policy and we give special thanks to NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit and The Anne Craft Trust for their support and guidance in creating our safe guarding policies.

By developing policies and procedures such as this policy, British Blind Sport is demonstrating its commitment to establishing a safe environment where all participants in our sports can be supported to achieve these outcomes.

Alaina Macgregor

CEO