Everyone involved in sport and activity, whether they are a volunteer, participant, spectator or an elite athlete, should never have to worry about abuse or harassment.
Safeguarding in sport is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing a safe space in which to play sport and be active.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping others safe and people should know what to do if they have any concerns. A key part of child safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children safe and building a culture of always acting in the best interest of all children.
One important difference between safeguarding adults and safeguarding children is that, as well as focusing on creating processes and systems to safeguard, there also needs to be a culture that consults with adults on every decision that affects them. Adults can of course make their own decisions, so it's important to keep them well informed.