Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk


Living Sport’s Safeguarding Team

Lead Safeguarding Officer: 

Sally Gibson, Strategic Lead Children and Young People: 
Email: /
Phone: 07395 798377 


Lead Children and Young People Safeguarding Officer:

David Welch, Children and Young People Manager:

Email: /

Phone: 07872 855278 


Deputy Children and Young People Safeguarding Officer:

Position Vacant: Contact – 

Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer:
Position Vacant: Contact – 

Other Important Contacts

Safeguarding Children Partnership Board | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board

Safeguarding Guidance

Every child, young person and adult at risk has the right to have fun, be safe and free from harm whether taking part in activity recreationally, playing for a local club or representing a sport and country at an international level.

Living Sport takes the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk seriously. We work to ensure that anyone providing physical activity opportunities within our county is creating a safe, and positive environment for people to benefit from. We expect our partners to be actively working to create a safer culture in sports and activity and have policies and processes in place that keep people safe. And we can help with this.

We have an important role to provide advice, guidance and training to help individuals and organisations adopt good practices for working with children, young people and adults at risk.

Whether you are a young person, a parent, someone who is running an activity we can help by:

  • Listening to your concerns and helping take the next step in addressing them
  • Providing advice on a particular situation
  • Helping to set up policies and procedures
  • Signposting you to information about specific parts of safeguarding
  • Providing training to your organisation or group

Policy and Procedure

Living Sport’s Safeguarding Policies can be found here

If you would like specific advice for your organisation please get in touch.

There are lots of great resources and templates for setting up a Safeguarding Procedure :

Children and Young People – Putting safeguards in place for children in sport | CPSU (

Adults – Safeguarding Adults in Sport Advice & Training – ACT (


If you would like to arrange a bespoke training course for your club or group, please get in touch with Sally Gibson, Safeguarding Lead for Living Sport.

We recommend the following online training for anyone running or supporting activity sessions:

Children and Young People – online training provided by NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit

 Safeguarding Adults – online training provided by UK Coaching, in association with Ann Craft Trust

Other safeguarding training  – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board

Other S
ources of Information

Position of Trust Information: Best Practice – Positions of trust in sport and physical activity

For parents: Information for sports parents to help keep children safe | CPSU (

 5 questions parents should ask sports clubs | CPSU (

For children and young people: Childline | Childline

For adults, their families and the people who support them: SupportLine – Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults

For people who run activities for Children and Young People: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit | CPSU (

For people and organisations who run activities for Adults: Safeguarding Adults in Sport Advice & Training – ACT (