Here at North Yorkshire Sport we aspire to be champions and advocates of safeguarding in sport and recreation.
We employ best practice and safeguarding considerations in all our work with young people and adults. The whole team including the North Yorkshire Sport Board recognise that it is everyone’s role to be mindful of and to be aware of the policies and processes if circumstance requires.
We also support the counties network of sports clubs, leisure providers and delivery partners to ensure they are suitably equipped to make safeguarding a priority within their work.
Acting as a knowledge hub we can support our partners by addressing their training needs and supporting the development of appropriate policies, procedures and governance.
People should be able to take part in their chosen sport or physical activity in a safe environment and free from harm regardless of race, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
We are part of the support structure ,and a focal point should participants experience discrimination or abuse. Sport and physical activity can have such a positive impact on people’s lives, so North Yorkshire Sport are proud to support national adults safeguarding week.