Adult Safeguarding

Safeguarding Adults

Active Suffolk believes that the welfare and safety of adults at risk is of paramount importance and that all adults at risk have the right to protection from abuse and to take part in sport and physical activity without risk of harm.

Active Suffolk has adopted an Adult Safeguarding Policy, Guidance and Procedures document. This document provides useful guidance, further information and useful contacts for all organisations involved in safeguarding adults at risk. The document can be accessed below.

If you would be interested in attending an introductory training course about safeguarding adults at risk, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking the link below.

Active Suffolk Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Safeguarding Adults: Top Tips

It is good practice for sport and activity organisations to create, adopt and implement an adult safeguarding policy. Ann Craft Trust and Club Matters have worked together to provide an introduction video to safeguarding adults and top tips video below.

Sports clubs and organisations should ensure all of their committee members, leaders, coaches, members and participants understand the foundations of implementing the policy and understand how to spot and act upon concerns.

The video discusses the key principles of safeguarding adults, including empowerment accountability and protection.

The video provides top tips for dealing with a safeguarding issue and links to wider advice and information.

Key contacts

Customer First
0808 800 4005

Local Authority Designated Officers
Can be contacted via email on
or using the LADO central telephone number 0300 123 2044 for advice and consultation.

Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership
08456 066067

01379 871091

James Payne

James Payne

Senior Development Officer, CYP and Safeguarding Lead

Active Suffolk

C/O East Suffolk Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT
01394 444773
07775 816875