Protected and vulnerable adults

Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is the UK agency for safeguarding Adults in Sport and has developed resources and training and can advise on protected and vulnerable adults.  The ACT guidance documents are predominantly aligned to English legislation however the core messaging and instruction remains relevant in a Scottish context.  Below are links to some SGB Protected Adult policies which take a rights based approached and broader view that all adults within sport should be safeguarded and that some adults are at greater risk than others. 

Scottish Curling: The Royal Caledonian Curling Club:  Adult Protection Policy and Toolbox

Scottish Swimming: Wellbeing & Protection Policy:  Adults

Organisation contact information

Police Emergency – 999
Non-Emergency – 101

In Danger? – Call 999 and if you can't talk (mobile only), press 55 and the police will trace the call

Refuge – National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

Men’s Advice Line - 0808 8010327

Women’s Aid 

Modern Slavery Helpline - 0300 0121 700 (24 hours)

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, Domestic Abuse Helpline -  0800 999 5428

Forced Marriage –  0207 008 0151

Hourglass Scotland Helpline (previously Action on Elder Abuse) – Helpline: 0808 808 8141, 07496 323801 or 07496 663815

Age Scotland Helpline – 0800 12 44 222

Victim Support Scotland ,Scottish Helpline – 0800 160 1985

Care Information Scotland – 0800 011 3200

Date published: 11 November 2019
Date updated: 16 February 2022

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