Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults

Get Berkshire Active (GBA) is committed to working in partnership with organisations delivering sport and physical activity within the County to promote and deliver best practice when working with children, young people and adults. All children and adults are entitled to protection from harm and have the right to take part in sport and physical activity in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment. GBA and its partners have a duty of care to safeguard all children and adults involved in sport and physical activity from harm. All children, adults and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account.

GBA recognises that it is not appropriate to operate combined policies regarding the safeguarding of children and of adults, due to the vast differences in legal and statutory requirements. Therefore, the information on this page only applies to the safeguarding of adults.

For information regarding GBA's policies and procedures regarding its work with children, please refer to the GBA Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Procedures via our website.

Useful resources

If you are an organisation seeking to develop your own Adult Safeguarding policies and procedures please refer to the Ann Craft Trust website for useful resources.

Get Berkshire Active have developed a Safeguarding Pocket Guide for coaches, volunteers and deliverers. You can find an electronic version of this pocket guide below. Alternatively, you can request a hard copy by contacting Get Berkshire Active on 01628 472851.

Training Opportunities

The Ann Craft Trust website features information on training courses available. If you live or work in Berkshire and are seeking a training opportunity please email to register your interest. With enough local interest Get Berkshire Active may be able to run a course.

Useful Contacts

GBA Safeguarding Adults Lead

Kirsty Heath

Kirsty Heath

Healthy Communities Manager (Berkshire West)

01628 472851

GBA Safeguarding Adults Deputy

Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr

Healthy Communities Manager (Berkshire East)

01628 472851 / 07912 178652

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