At the British Elite Athletes Association, we are committed to ensuring all athletes are engaging in safe sport, free from harm.
Safeguarding values sit at the core of our organisation and form the basis of every decision we make. We seek to champion safeguarding throughout the high-performance sport system, using our voice to proactively address and remedy concerns.

Our support staff are highly trained safeguarding experts and can help athletes understand what to do if they experience poor practice or abusive behaviours.

We work closely with partner organisations to hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards, ensuring our knowledge, practice and training is kept up to date.
Head of Safeguarding
Elaine Francis
Elaine works alongside both athletes and sports to ensure that safeguarding processes are understood and correctly implemented. Contact her below.
Contact Elaine
CPSU safeguarding standards
Reattained by the BEAA in 2022.
Ann Craft Trust safeguarding adults framework
Reattained by the BEAA in 2023.
IOC certification: Safeguarding in Sport Officer
Reattained by the BEAA in 2023.
If you have immediate concerns over the safety of yourself or another individual, please contact the emergency services on 999.

Details of other organisations who will be able to offer help in either emergency or non-emergency situations are available below.
Safeguarding documents
Below you’ll find the BEAA’s information on safeguarding, which contains our procedures and links to other useful organisations. 
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If an athlete has a safeguarding concern I would absolutely encourage them that it’s always the right thing to talk to someone
Elaine Francis, Head of Safeguarding
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