A priority for the English Federation Disability Sport (EFDS) is to ensure that everyone can take part in opportunities that are inclusive, safe, enjoyable and protective. We promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and their rights to be protected from harm.
It is also important to note a safe environment. It is one where the possibility of abuse is openly acknowledged; employees and volunteers are vetted and trained. Also, those who report concerns are confident that these will be treated seriously and confidentially.
If you have a query or concern around a safeguarding issue, please contact Jannine Walker, our Lead Safeguarding Officer on 0161 200 5445
As part of our commitment, EFDS developed policies, procedures and guidelines to provide additional information detailing support. It also discusses expectations for those involved, what they should do if they have a safeguarding concern and how any concerns will be managed. This is in line with Government expectations, the Law, Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) requirements.
The guidance is set out in the following sections.