Safeguarding Children and Young Adults vs Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Children and young people or adults refer to anyone under the age of 18. A vulnerable adult is anyone aged 18 years and over who may have care and support needs and/or who might be abused, neglected discriminated against or coerced in some way.
The following 6 min video by Sport England Club Matters provides helpful understanding of the differences between safeguarding children and adults.
Based on guidance set out in the Government’s ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ document to ensure we abide by the moral and legal responsibility to:
- provide a duty of care for children and young people;
- protect the well-being of children and young people; and
- protect children from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect and bullying.
This will ensure the long-term success of archery as a sport by ensuring the widest possible range of people involved and encouraging children and young people to take part within a safe and secure environment that protects them fully while developing their potential.
The guidance given in this policy is based on the following six principles, as set out in the Care Act, which form the basis for protecting adults.
- Empowerment – People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and to give informed consent (permission).
- Prevention – It is better to take action before harm takes place.
- Proportionality – The least intrusive response which is appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection – Support and representation for those in greatest need.
- Partnership – Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
- Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.
Further information and Documents can be found on AGB’s Safeguarding Web page