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Safety and Welfare

Safeguarding Adults: Responding to Concerns

Register / Login to Access. It can be difficult to know what to do if you are worried about the safety or welfare of an adult you coach. Here is some advice on how to respond to safeguarding adult concerns

All coaches who have contact with adults within physical activity and sport have a duty of care towards them. 

They have a legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, well-being and human rights of all adults, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

It is understandable if you are apprehensive about adult safeguarding, and the process of recognising, responding to and reporting concerns. 

It is only natural to worry about getting involved in a difficult situation and being apprehensive about jumping to the wrong conclusion by misinterpreting information that may be vague or ambiguous. However, if you feel that something is just not right, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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