Middlesex Cricket is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment and accepts our responsibility to safeguard Adults at Risk involved at all levels of Cricket in Middlesex in accordance with legislation.*
Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.
The Middlesex Safeguarding Adults Policy applies to all individuals involved in cricket.
Middlesex Cricket will encourage and support partner organisations, including Clubs, Lord Taverners and Chance to Shine to adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles set out in this safeguarding adult’s policy.
Legislation in England and Wales defines an ‘Adult at Risk’ as any person aged 18 years or over, who has care and support needs, who is experiencing (or at risk of) abuse, or neglect, and as a result is unable to protect themselves from the abuse, neglect, or the risk of the risk of it.
Legislation in both areas commits to putting the adult at the centre of decision making, empowering adults to make decisions for themselves with support from others where appropriate.
The aim of our Safeguarding Adults Policy is to:
*The Care Act 2014 (England) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014 (Wales)
This policy is based on the following principles:
Making Safeguarding Personal
Making safeguarding personal means that adult safeguarding should be person led and outcome focused. It engages the person in a conversation about how best to respond to their safeguarding situation in a way that enhances involvement, choice, and control. As well as improving quality of life, well-being, and safety.
Wherever possible discuss safeguarding concerns with the adult to get their view of what they would like to happen and keep them involved in the safeguarding process, seeking their consent to share information outside of the organization where necessary.
There may be circumstances where you need to share information with other agencies to protect an individual.
It is important that information is treated as confidential as far as reasonably possible to build trust and respect. If you think that sharing information with another person such as the Safeguarding Officer/Coach/Manager could help the person, encourage the person to disclose information themselves with the people who need to know. If they do not wish to do this, explain to the individual that you will need to inform others such as the Safeguarding Officer and the reasons why, and seek their clear and specific consent to this.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the following policies:
Guidance and Reference
Any concerns should be reported to the County Safeguarding Officer by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 020 3640 9772.
Next Review Date: November 2023