About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Safeguarding

Whether you are participating in sport or physical activity at a local club, you are a volunteer, elite athlete or a spectator, no one involved in sport and physical activity should ever have to worry about abuse or harassment.

If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult in a sporting or physical activity environment please use the contact details below.

  • What is safeguarding

    What does Safeguarding mean?

    Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children and adults to provide safe environment and effective care.

    This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to anyone from any background.

    Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

    It includes:

    • Protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and maltreatment

    • Preventing harm to children’s and vulnerable adults health or development

    • Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

    • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

  • Useful contacts

    Useful contacts:

    Lincolnshire Children’s Services

    Day time: 01522 782 111

    Emergency (out of hours): 01522 782 333

    LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer

    Any National Governing Body safeguarding leads looking to contact one of Lincolnshire County Council’s Local Area Designated Officer’s (LADO’s) can do so by calling:
    Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services LADO team on 01522 554 674.

    Active Lincolnshire

    Lead Safeguarding Officer Lynsey Norris – call 01522 730 325 or email.

    Lincolnshire Police

    • Lincoln 01522 885 316/7
    • Gainsborough 01427 816 316/7
    • Sleaford 01529 302 420 Ext 3873
    • Grantham 01476 403 316/7
    • Spalding 01775 722 233 Ext 2655/6
    • Boston 01205 312 241/2
    • Skegness 01754 764 316/7

    DS A/D Supt of the PPU:

    D Supt Jon McAdam
    Head of Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit
    Tel: 01522 947 351

    Childline
    0800 1111

    NSPCC
    0808 800 5000

    Child Protection in Sport Unit
    0116 234 7289

    Domestic Violence Helpline
    01872 225 629

  • Advice for Clubs & Coaches

    Information and Advice for Clubs & Coaches

    Every sport and physical activity organisation is responsible for safeguarding their members. By having the right safeguarding practices in place, you can help protect the children and adults taking part in your activity, ensuring safe access for everyone.

    As a club or coach you have a responsibility to act if you have any concerns about the behaviour of an adult or a child towards another child or vulnerable adult.

    All adults, regardless of age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice and to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.

    You should always take immediate action by reporting your concerns if you are told by a child or vulnerable adult, or have reason to suspect, that abuse has or is taking place.

    Report to your club welfare officer or contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer Lynsey Norris.

    Things to remember:

    • Clubs should have a dedicated welfare officer to look after safeguarding
    • Video can be an excellent coaching tool, but the correct permission must be sought. Photography and videoing must comply with the club or organisation’s child protection policy, and you must always have informed consent
    • All clubs and coaches should have valid and up-to-date insurance
    • Clubs must ensure their coaches act appropriately for the age, ability and number of players, and any contact must be appropriate
    • Clubs and coaches should be aware of all the participants’ medical needs and make sure the session takes place in a safe environment, with risk assessments undertaken for both the facility and the activity
    • Qualifications and Training need to be of an appropriate standard. For example Level 2 coaches should be leading sessions and level 1s must assist a more experienced coach
    • Coaches should also be aware of all the participants medical needs and ensure the session is taking place in a safe environment with risk assessments undertaken for both the facility and the activity

    To help ensure your club is running to the highest standards, please consult the below safeguarding resources.

  • Resources

    Resources

    We have collated resources and useful links for you to access to ensure you are providing the safest experience for anyone taking part in sport and physical activity.

    Safeguarding: The basics

    Adults


    Children & young people


    Club & coach


    Safeguarding training

    Visit our courses page to find see our upcoming courses, alternatively the UK Coaching website lists all courses available across the country.

    In particular you may be interested in:


What does Safeguarding mean?

Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children and adults to provide safe environment and effective care.

This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to anyone from any background.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

It includes:

• Protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and maltreatment

• Preventing harm to children’s and vulnerable adults health or development

• Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

• Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Useful contacts:

Lincolnshire Children’s Services

Day time: 01522 782 111

Emergency (out of hours): 01522 782 333

LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer

Any National Governing Body safeguarding leads looking to contact one of Lincolnshire County Council’s Local Area Designated Officer’s (LADO’s) can do so by calling:
Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services LADO team on 01522 554 674.

Active Lincolnshire

Lead Safeguarding Officer Lynsey Norris – call 01522 730 325 or email.

Lincolnshire Police

  • Lincoln 01522 885 316/7
  • Gainsborough 01427 816 316/7
  • Sleaford 01529 302 420 Ext 3873
  • Grantham 01476 403 316/7
  • Spalding 01775 722 233 Ext 2655/6
  • Boston 01205 312 241/2
  • Skegness 01754 764 316/7

DS A/D Supt of the PPU:

D Supt Jon McAdam
Head of Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit
Tel: 01522 947 351

Childline
0800 1111

NSPCC
0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit
0116 234 7289

Domestic Violence Helpline
01872 225 629

Information and Advice for Clubs & Coaches

Every sport and physical activity organisation is responsible for safeguarding their members. By having the right safeguarding practices in place, you can help protect the children and adults taking part in your activity, ensuring safe access for everyone.

As a club or coach you have a responsibility to act if you have any concerns about the behaviour of an adult or a child towards another child or vulnerable adult.

All adults, regardless of age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice and to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.

You should always take immediate action by reporting your concerns if you are told by a child or vulnerable adult, or have reason to suspect, that abuse has or is taking place.

Report to your club welfare officer or contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer Lynsey Norris.

Things to remember:

  • Clubs should have a dedicated welfare officer to look after safeguarding
  • Video can be an excellent coaching tool, but the correct permission must be sought. Photography and videoing must comply with the club or organisation’s child protection policy, and you must always have informed consent
  • All clubs and coaches should have valid and up-to-date insurance
  • Clubs must ensure their coaches act appropriately for the age, ability and number of players, and any contact must be appropriate
  • Clubs and coaches should be aware of all the participants’ medical needs and make sure the session takes place in a safe environment, with risk assessments undertaken for both the facility and the activity
  • Qualifications and Training need to be of an appropriate standard. For example Level 2 coaches should be leading sessions and level 1s must assist a more experienced coach
  • Coaches should also be aware of all the participants medical needs and ensure the session is taking place in a safe environment with risk assessments undertaken for both the facility and the activity

To help ensure your club is running to the highest standards, please consult the below safeguarding resources.

Resources

We have collated resources and useful links for you to access to ensure you are providing the safest experience for anyone taking part in sport and physical activity.

Safeguarding: The basics

Adults


Children & young people


Club & coach


Safeguarding training

Visit our courses page to find see our upcoming courses, alternatively the UK Coaching website lists all courses available across the country.

In particular you may be interested in:


Our safeguarding policy

Click here to view Active Lincolnshire's safeguarding policy