Safeguarding is the responsibility of organisations to make sure their staff, volunteers, operations, and programmes do no harm to children or vulnerable adults, or expose them to harassment, abuse, or exploitation. It is, however, increasingly becoming best practice to think about how we always safeguard everyone in our organisations, including protecting staff and volunteers from inappropriate behaviour such as bullying and harassment.
World Abilitysport’s Safeguarding Policy against Harassment and Abuse in Sport aims to:
- Provide a framework for promoting the prevention of harassment, abuse, and exploitation in the sport.
- Raise awareness of, and provide clarity on, what constitutes harassment, abuse, and exploitation.
- Outline the process for reporting concerns of harassment, abuse, exploitation, and how reported concerns will be managed.
…Thereby promoting a safe and inclusive environment for all involved in powerchair hockey, wheelchair fencing, events and activities organised by World Abilitysport.
If you have a concern or need to speak to someone about something you have experienced or witnessed at one of our events, contact us. World Abilitysport has an email address which can be used to get in touch about safeguarding, harassment and abuse, and report an incident. You can also complete an incident reporting form and send it to [email protected].
The email address is monitored by World Abilitysport’s Safe Sport Managers. They are:
- Craig Carscadden
- Charmaine Hooper