Safeguarding & Welfare

The Events Welfare Plan 2020 has been formulated in order to help safeguard and protect children and young people competing in and volunteering at the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

Whilst safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance for Active Lancashire, it resolutely affirms that the welfare and safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of everyone that is involved within sport, whatever their role.

Active Lancashire recognises that, in the first instance, schools should follow their own school policy regarding the safeguarding and protection of children. However, if school policies are not sufficiently robust, fit for purpose or adequately understood, Active Lancashire has developed a Lancashire School Games Events Welfare Plan 2020, which provides guidelines and procedures that should be followed at each event, should an incident or accident occur.

A copy of the Events Welfare Plan 2020 can be downloaded here:

Lancashire School Games Events Welfare Plan 2020

How we are handling your data for the 2020 Lancashire School Games – through our Stay at Home Digital offer?

In light of the Coronavirus Crisis, we have changed the format of the Lancashire School Games for 2020 to a digital offer. Therefore, photographic images and video content of individual children and young people will now be used as part of this new digital format. Under Data Protection and GDPR Law, these individual images are classed as personal data.

Therefore, in order for new Digital School Games offer to operate, we need to make you aware that by submitting video and photographic content of individuals, then you understand that this content will be processed for the legitimate interests of Active Lancashire, School Games’ Organisers and the event sponsors SPAR.  This content may be used by these parties to promote the event and the organisation itself via online channels (such as website, social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters), posters and provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers.

Photos and video content will be retained for public use for 3 years, after that they won’t be used publicly but some images or recordings may be kept as an archive of Active Lancashire activity. Active Lancashire is committed to processing information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. You have the right to request to see a copy of the information we hold about you and to request corrections or deletions of the information that is no longer required. You can ask Active Lancashire to stop using your images at any time, in which case it will not be used in future publications but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.

Please see our website at for our privacy notice and photographic policy and if you have any concerns about the use of your image, please email where a member of our team can handle your query.