Sport Birmingham is committed to providing safe, enjoyable activities and sporting opportunities for young people and vulnerable adults.
- We have a moral and a legal obligation to ensure that highest possible standard of care for those children, young people and adults who use our service.
- We believe that children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat.
- We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to have their concerns listened to and acted upon.
The following Policy Document has been compiled for guidance and to raise awareness for all staff working for the Partnership, whether paid or unpaid.
- Sport Birmingham Children In Sport Policy (PDF, 438 Kb)
- Safeguarding Adults In Sport Policy And Procedures Sport Birmingham (PDF, 497 Kb)
- APPENDICES (PDF, 590 Kb)
Birmingham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- 0121 303 1888
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- Comprehensively understanding the child's journey and designing services in line with the 'Right Services Right Time' principles
- Developing and delivering a city-wide early help offer to shift the balance of activity to proactive rather than reactive work with children, young people and families, essentially stemming demand for high cost remedial action over time
- Focusing resources jointly and around an agreed set of intelligence and data to better plan and deliver services
- Focusing on an agreed set of outcome-based measures and supporting key performance indicators
Ann Craft Trust
The Ann Craft Trust [ACT] supports the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors from across the UK to protect disabled children and adults at risk. They offer training programmes to consultation services, with the goal of improving standards of safeguarding and raise the levels of best practice across health, social care and education.
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is the statutory, multi-agency partnership with responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and challenging all activity relating to safeguarding children and young people living in Birmingham. Safeguarding Children Boards were set up as a result of the 2004 Children Act and are regulated by that law.
Birmingham Adult Safeguarding Board
The Birmingham Adult Safeguarding Board (BASB) was established to promote, inform and support multi agency safeguarding adult's work. In Birmingham we aim to safeguard and protect adults at risk so that they live a life free from abuse and neglect
Child Protection in Sport Unit
The child protection in sport unit provides useful resources for safeguarding for sports events; briefing papers and good practice advice; toolkits; standards and frameworks.
They also provide many different learning resources through video clips as well as providing regular updates on different topics that effect everyone in sport.
Reporting Concerns/ Useful Contacts
Call 999 in an emergency or if someone is in immediate danger.
Otherwise, report crimes to West Midlands Police by calling 101.
Birmingham Children Safeguarding Board –
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team
If you have any concerns about the safety and/or welfare of a child or young person telephone the Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS)on 0121 303 1888 or email. email@example.com
Birmingham Adult Safeguarding Board –
Report abuse to Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 1234 or email ACAP@birmingham.gov.uk
Out of office hours
During weekends or bank holidays, please call 0121 675 4806.
There is an emergency duty team available from:
- Monday to Thursday, from 5.15pm to 8.45am
- Friday to Monday, from 4.15pm to 8.45am
If you know the hospital or mental health social work team of the person you are concerned about, you may want to contact them directly.
Other teams and contacts
Sport Birmingham Safeguarding Lead – Tom McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 296 5190
Childline - 0800 1111
NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000
For more information on Safeguarding in Sport please contact Tom who will be happy to help you.