Q&A with Safeguarding Sports Consultant Richard Smallbone

Richard Smallbone is a safeguarding professional with experience as a national DSL. Prior to this, he was DSL at the Rugby Football Union with a broad remit, covering 2,000 clubs, approximately 100,000 volunteers and around 500,000 child participants. We sat down to speak to Richard about challenges with safeguarding within the sports sector.

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Question 1:

What safeguarding issues do you encounter in a sports organisation?

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Question 2:

How are sporting organisations making safeguarding a priority?

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Question 3:

How would an online safeguarding system support safeguarding practices?

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Question 4:

How are sporting organisations using safer recruitment when employing staff and volunteers?

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Question 5:

How do sporting organisations keep all staff and volunteers up to date with issues surrounding safeguarding?

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Visit the Safe website to learn more about Richard: Safeguarding Associates for Excellence 

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