Demonstrating DSGB’s genuine commitment to Safeguarding and Equality, Sarah Daly, DSGB Safeguarding and Equality Director, spent the day with some of our athletes earlier in January to get to know members of the squad and informally chat about safeguarding and equality.
Sarah commented: “I was impressed with the positive interaction between the athletes and coaches, and the welcome I received as a newcomer into their environment; it certainly made the day productive, coming away with a couple of tasks suggested by the athletes.
“There was a comment that some of the policies are too lengthy and complicated to read; I will now be working on brief, straight forward versions to compliment the full versions, the final brief versions will be available once completed and agreed by the athletes that the brief versions serve their purpose.”
Sarah also commented: “The athletes are a great group and the time spent with them was invaluable as it enables safeguarding and equality to become a live, interactive subject and relevant to our sport. There will be more time given to the athletes and coaches/support staff to develop confidence in DSGBs determination to demonstrate the inclusivity and safeguarding encouraged within our sport. I am very much looking forward to my continuing work with disability shooting in the future.”
James Marsh-Brown, DSGB CEO said “It is a great to finally have someone on board that has been able to help us get through the UK Sport approval system. Sarah was only recently appointed to the post but has achieved in a few months something that we have been struggling to complete for over 18 months.”
Following Sarah's visit, DSGB received the news that they had been awarded the Foundation status in the Equality Standard for Sport.
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