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Sports and Fitness Services – Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy has been developed to create and encourage a positive Safeguarding Culture across Sports and Fitness Services. 

Our commitment

Everyone shares responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, irrespective of individual roles.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Sports and Fitness Services, is committed to working in partnership with all agencies under the auspices of the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP), to ensure that information and training opportunities are available for staff and coaches to guide them in best practice when working with all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We will create and encourage a positive Safeguarding Culture across our service by:

  • Adopting best practice safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults from potential neglect and abuse
  • Supporting staff and other adults in positions of responsibility to recognise and appropriately report any concerns they may have in respect of a child or vulnerable adult’s welfare
  • Ensuring that Enhanced DBS Checks for staff in positions or responsibility or those who have the potential to have unrestricted/supervised access to children or vulnerable adults are undertaken
  • Providing ongoing safeguarding training opportunities to all staff, ensuring that all staff have a minimum of L1 safeguarding training with Centre Managers at each site achieving a L3 qualification
  • Working with partner clubs and organisations to ensure that coaches and volunteers undertake relevant checks and training
  • Include safeguarding as topics in staff meetings and team meetings, encouraging conversations and concerns to be raised and ensuring that safeguarding is an ongoing topic of discussion

Further information

If you would like further information, wish to view our full Sports and Fitness Services Safeguarding Policy document or have any queries, email us at

We work in partnership with the Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership, who can be contacted as follows:

If you have a concern about a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) Team, or alternatively if the situation is urgent, call 999.

Updated: 05 December 2023

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