WASP are committed to promoting safeguarding and protecting children, young people and any vulnerable adults who are involved in sport, and consider it in everything we do. WASP works with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust, National Governing Bodies of Sport, UK Coaching and other organisations to support you in developing and promoting best practice and responding to concerns.
Our Safeguarding Policies
WASP also works within the Local Safeguarding Children Board's guidance. For more information on this visit the Safeguarding Vulnerable Peoples Partnership for Wiltshire, and for Swindon the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership.
WASP has achieved the advanced level of the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport and is currently maintaining and embedding these standards by adopting the national safeguarding framework
Child Protection Policy (PDF, 347 Kb)
Safeguarding Adults Policy (PDF, 317 Kb)
Useful Links for Young People
If you're a young person and would like support or want to find out more about Safeguarding, please use the links below.
Useful Links for Organisations
Use the NSPCC Self-Assessment Tool to find out if your organisation or sports club is doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport.
Get in Touch
WASP has recently achieved the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework meaning that WASP is meeting the essential requirements of all the framework criteria.
- If you are a club or sports organisation, and need help in creating your own Safeguarding Policy or good practice guidance we can provide support in developing these.
- If you are a coach we can provide information on and access to the right safeguarding course for you.
- If you are a young person or parent with a concern we can provide information on what steps to take to report these.
Steve is the designated Safeguarding Officer for WASP. If you have any concerns please get in touch.
Chief Executive Officer
As Lead Officer and Board Member for WASP, I have overall responsibility for leading on the strategic direction, governance and operations of the organisation. A key element to my role is working with other organisations across the county as well as nationally to promote the ethos of sport for all. I take the lead responsibility for facilities and investment projects along with being the designated lead for Safeguarding. I also contribute to the work of the National Safeguarding in Sport Strategy Group and am a member of Sports Resolutions National Safeguarding Panel.
Personal Interests: Outside of WASP I am a keen cyclist both on and off road and I coach swimming with one of our local clubs.
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