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It is a priority for British Blind Sport (BBS) to ensure that everyone can take part in opportunities that are inclusive, safe, enjoyable and protective. We promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and their rights to be protected from harm. BBS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults in sport.

As part of our commitment, BBS has developed a detailed safeguarding policy with clear procedures and guidelines to support all those at potential risk. It also discusses expectations for those involved, what they should do if they have a safeguarding concern and how any concerns will be managed. This is in line with Government expectations, the Law, Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) requirements.

We work closely with all our sport sections and the relevant statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

Our approach enables BBS staff, volunteers, members and families of those involved to understand the process and regulations in place.