Safer in Sport

The Safer in Sport Programme has been developed between Active Norfolk and the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board. We have developed a pack that provides advice, information and training on all aspects around safeguarding children, child protection, policies and procedures.

What do we get if we join?

For your £30 a year registration you receive:

  • A comprehensive resource pack containing everything a group needs in respect of safeguarding children.
  • Access to the Safer Programme Coordinator for tailored advice and information
  • Updated information on legislation, guidance, policies and procedures
  • A free check on your policies and procedures in order to gain a Safer Certificate annually
  • 4 potential free training places detailed below

Training Places included in membership;

  • 1 x place on an Active Norfolk Safeguarding Course – courses listed here
  • 1 x place on a Time to Listen Safeguarding Course – courses listed here
  • 2 x training Safer training places at introduction level every three years and 20% off the cost of Core Programme and Safer Recruitment Training. All available course options listed here

How do I become a member?

It's simple. Download the membership form here and email or post it to or the address on the form. We will then arrange for your Safer Pack to be delivered to you.

Any questions please contact Ellen Vanlint at Active Norfolk on 01603 731566 or email

Or speak directly to Safer Team - or call 01603 228966, 01603 222209 or 01603 223409.

Safer In Sport statement on coronavirus

Dear Safer Programme Members

We can see that there are many of you still working with children and families and adapting to deliver your service via video link and other innovative ways. Thank you so much for this, it just serves to remind me of all the fabulous work being done with children and families all over the county.

Here's some important points for you to remember:

  • Keep an eye on our website for up to date advice and information
  • Our Twitter feed also has some great information @norfolklscp
  • Keep contact with families where possible to keep them informed/communication lines open. They may be feeling the strain of isolation as I'm sure we all are. Offer support via the telephone where this is possible and have a think about the families most in need. For some children school is their safe space and for others it is where they are fed. With the schools shut then there may be children who have additional needs/risks by being at home.
  • Report all concerns about the welfare of children to CADS on 0344 800 8021 or the Police as normal, ensuring you make careful records. If you have any concerns about the welfare of adults please phone the Police or Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020.
  • Remember the Early Help Hubs are still operating. Both these and CADS have information on where families can access practical support or food parcels. The Early Help Hubs in your area can be contacted here
  • If you are still operating please ensure your policy is very clear about who to report concerns to. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Recognise the emotional impact of the uncertainty on us as much as the children and families we work with. We will all have wobbly days but we will get through this.
  • We are pulling together some online training briefs for professionals and volunteers to support them as we develop new ways of working.

If you volunteering within your community a heartfelt thanks from us all at the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership. There will be more about the coordinated response through Voluntary Norfolk in due course.

Remember to keep yourselves safe and well, we're here to answer any of your questions and for a chat or even video call if you need us.

Sarah-Jayne Lumley
Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership Safer Programme Co-ordinator