Thornbury RFC Safeguarding Adults Principles

Thornbury RFC Safeguarding Adults Principles

An adult at risk is a person aged 18 or over who:

  • Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs);


  • Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect:


  • As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.
  • All adults regardless of age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice in an enjoyable and safe environment.
  • Thornbury RFC will seek to ensure that our sport is inclusive and make reasonable adjustments for any ability, disability or impairment, we will also commit to continuous development, monitoring and review.
  • The rights, dignity and worth of all adults will be respected.
  • We recognise that the ability and disability can change over time, such that some adults may be additionally vulnerable to abuse in particular those adults with care and support needs.
  • We all have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all adults and will act appropriately and report concerns whether these concerns arise within Thornbury RFC or example inappropriate behaviour of a coach, or in the wider community.
  • All allegations will be taken seriously and responded to quickly in line with Thornbury RFC Safeguarding Adults Policy and procedures.
  • Thornbury RFC recognises the role and responsibility of the statutory agencies in safeguarding adults and is committed to complying with the procedures of the Local Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you have a concern about a child or adults safety and or wellbeing you must act on it.

It is not your responsibility to decide whether or not a child or adult is being abused. It is however your responsibility to act on any concerns.