Don't delay, report concerns
It is not your responsibility to decide whether abuse or bullying is taking, or has taken place. It is your responsibility to report concerns in order that the appropriate agencies can make enquiries and take any necessary action to protect a child or young person.
The discovery that someone is or may be at risk from abuse will raise strong emotions and concerns. You should never delay reporting your concerns and allegations made by children, young people or adults, particularly those that are vulnerable, must never be dismissed.
Knowing when to report concerns about an adult is a little more complicated due to their right to withhold consent for you to share information about them but in most cases it will still be appropriate to share your concerns with others. The information below sets out simple steps of how to report a concern.
- Reporting Procedure For Children (MS Word, 89 Kb)
- Reporting Procedure For Adults (MS Word, 49 Kb)
- Incident Report Form (MS Word, 27 Kb)
- Concerns About Staff And Volunteers (Whistleblowing) (MS Word, 26 Kb)
Active Oxfordshire has Designated Safeguarding Officers. If you are worried about the safety of child or vulnerable adult taking part in an activity run by the Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity, or in another sporting environment, contact us using the details below
Alternatively there are a number of other organisations that can give support.
Senior Strategic Relationship Manager
Josh leads on Satellite Clubs, the Oxfordshire School Games, PE and School Sport Premium and is the Safeguarding Lead for the Core Team of Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity
Children and Young People Service Team Lead
Workforce Co-ordination (with Hazel Walsh) working across volunteering, coach development, club support and professionals
Relationship Manager with StreetGames; Ignite, Sported, Oxford United Football Club, Oxfordshire Youth