April 23 2024

Case Management for Safeguarding Adults in Sport

The Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework supports National Governing Bodies of Sports, Active Partnerships, UK Sport Organisations and Sport England System Partners to implement best practice in safeguarding adults and identify any gaps or areas of practice that need development.

When working through the Framework, organisations must submit evidence indicating where and how they meet the criteria for each theme. Sport Resolutions, in association with the Ann Craft Trust, will be holding a webinar to discuss and explain the requirements of the Framework, with particular reference to section 6, “Managing Safeguarding Adult Cases”.

The purpose of this event is to assist NGBs with the Framework process and to provide practical guidance on how to embed the safeguarding of adults into policy and procedure. The session will also include guidance from Sport Resolutions about the practicalities of running a robust case management process.

The event will take place online on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 between 10-11am and is aimed at Lead Safeguarding Officers of UK Sport and NGBs.

Emma Gibson from the Ann Craft Trust and Richard Harry from Sport Resolutions will be delivering the webinar.

While this event is free of charge, registration is required. Please click on the 'Tickets' tab at the top of this page to register for the event.

The event will cover:

  • ACT’s Strategy to Safeguard Adults
  • How the Framework works
  • Guidance on requirements
  • How to complete the relevant criteria including the evidence NGBs will need to submit
  • Some useful tips for effective case management systems
  • Considering mediation as an alternative dispute resolution

The event will also provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

Emma Gibson

Head of Safeguarding Adults in Sport - ACT

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Emma Gibson

Emma GibsonHead of Safeguarding Adults in Sport - ACT

Emma joined the Ann Craft Trust in May 2022 as head of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Team. Prior to this appointment she was the safeguarding lead for Badminton England for nearly 10 years. A former safeguarding children tutor, Emma has also held safeguarding, development  and volunteer management roles in two other governing bodies of sport and worked in disability sports development and facility management.

She has always been a keen advocate for safeguarding adults in sport, being a founder member of the Safeguarding Adults In Sport Strategic Partnership more than 12 years ago. The steering group first raised the issue of safeguarding adults across sport, eventually being successful with funding for the first Safeguarding Adults in Sport manager in 2015.

The sports side of the Ann Craft Trust has grown in a relatively short space of time but it remains committed to the values and ideals of the charity – a leading UK authority supporting organisations to safeguard adults and minimise the risk of harm.

Richard Harry

Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Harry

Richard HarryChief Executive Officer

Richard has been Chief Executive at Sport Resolutions since April 2016. Richard joined Sport Resolutions in July 2010 and spent almost six years as firstly Dispute Resolution Manager and then Legal Director.

He is a sports lawyer and former Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Players' Association. Richard started his career as a specialist employment and sports lawyer at Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff before joining Clarke Willmott in Bristol.

 He left Clarke Willmott to establish the Welsh Rugby Players' Association and has acted as a Consultant to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard is a Visiting Fellow to the School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, and has been appointed to the Board of the London-based International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC). 

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