Safeguarding Adults

EMD UK wants to ensure that adults are protected whilst exercising. EMD UK has developed their Adult Safeguarding Policy so that all involved know what processes and procedures to follow and who they can contact for help if they have any safeguarding concerns. You can download the policy below.

If you have a concern about an adult at risk, please contact an EMD UK Safeguarding Officer on 01403 266000 or

You can also contact your local authority or the police if you have urgent concerns.

Learn from the experts

With over 30 years’ experience, Ann Craft Trust is the go-to organisation for safeguarding adults.

They have a wide range of resources and training available on their website here.

The below resources from Ann Craft Trust have been made specifically for sole traders and small businesses to make writing your policies and procedures quick and easy.

Download the Safeguarding Adults Skeleton Policy Template for a Sole Trader, Small Business or Group (DOCX)

Download the relevant supporting guides:

 – Sole Trader Supporting Guide 

 – Small Business Supporting Guide

 – Constituted Group Supporting Guide

You can also download the EMD UK Safeguarding Adults policy here.

An instructor guide to safeguarding

We worked with Ann Craft Trust and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) on a bespoke guide to safeguarding for group exercise instructors.

It includes an overview of everything you need to know for your fitness business, including links to additional support and learning.

Video resources

Safeguarding adults: top tips from Club Matters

EMD UK webinar with Ann Craft Trust and CPSU