Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.

If you have any Safeguarding concerns click this Reporting Concerns document which details what to do next. This document applies to both adults and children & young people.

What does Safeguarding mean?Lincolnshire School Games 2017, organised by Active Lincolnshire, held at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Active Lincolnshire Date: July 9, 2017

  • protecting children / vulnerable adults from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s / vulnerable adults health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding resources

CLICK HERE to read Active Lincolnshire’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
CLICK HERE to read Active Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adults in Sport Policy
CLICK HERE to read Active Lincolnshire’s e-safety and photography policy
CLICK HERE to read Active Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Officer Description

These document have been provided to assist our partners, stakeholders and anyone wishing to access information on sport in Lincolnshire, with a range of useful information and key contacts across the sporting landscape.

New safeguarding in sport animation

A new animation launched by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is helping more people to understand what child protection and safeguarding mean in a sports setting.

The video, which is two and a half minutes long, looks more in depth at how children and young people can be further protected beyond their time at training sessions.

It takes a closer look at contextual safeguarding and how, by thinking about where young people practice skills in their spare time, how they travel to practice or where they go afterwards, we can help to make them even safer.

Michelle North, Head of CPSU, said:
“Safeguarding can feel like a complex topic. Breaking it down and presenting it in a different format can really help to tell the story and deliver the messaging in its simplest terms.
“I hope that this animation sparks that understanding and helps people to think about what they can do to better safeguard the young people they work with.”

To view and share the animation with your audience, visit

Further information

For more information on safeguarding children and young people in sport, visit to access a wealth of resources and advice.

The CPSU resource library offers sample forms and template policies as well as hosting podcasts on various asked-about safeguarding topics in the sport and activity sector.

For Active Lincolnshire’s Governance documentation click this link