Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. It is therefore an appropriate time to remind all our members, not just Club and County Child Protection Officers, that we all have a duty to report safeguarding issues.

The NSRA Policy on 'Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults' can be found at http://www.nsra.co.uk/index.php/home/reference/codes-guidance

For those clubs based in Surrey a new initiative has been launched by Surrey Police. Anyone who has suspicions of exploitation, either sexual or criminal should simply dial 101 (available 24/7) and quote 'Op Sportsafe'. You will then be connected to appropriately trained staff who will discuss your concerns and initiate action if appropriate.