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Safeguarding and wellbeing in Hospitality, Sport and Leisure


Join Acas and leading experts as we examine the current safeguarding and wellbeing challenges facing the Hospitality, Sports and Leisure sectors. Listen to real case studies and discover practical steps to identify and address employee vulnerability, as well as how to successfully improve safeguarding and wellbeing in your workplace.

Business need

Employers in the Hospitality, Sport and Leisure sectors are not unique in needing to address safeguarding and employee wellbeing. However, organisations in these sectors face a variety of pertinent challenges: 

  • A high proportion of younger, more vulnerable staff 
  • Operating diverse shift patterns
  • Close working relationships
  • Use of complex third party supply chains
  • Vicarious liability

In order to ensure the wellbeing of employees, it is essential that organisations in these sectors closely monitor these aspects of their business.

As many high profile cases within these sectors have shown, the financial and reputational costs for organisations who get it wrong, are huge.

During this conference we will explore:

  • Safeguarding issues and how to address them
  • Support for younger workers in their move from education into work
  • The benefits of promoting a culture of openness
  • Ways to improve workplace practice to better identify vulnerability
  • Practical actions that can be undertaken now
  • The impact of getting it wrong
  • Addressing the skills gap through apprenticeships

Delegates will also have the opportunity to engage and debate the issues through an interactive Q&A panel.

Why Acas? Acas is widely recognised as Britain’s leading authority on workplace relationships and effectiveness. In addition to our statutory code on discipline and grievance procedure, every year we provide millions of employers and employers with a unique combination of digital, practical, and expert services.

Suitable For

Business owners, TU representatives, Human Resource professionals and employee representatives, from organisations within or working with the Hospitality, Sports and Leisure sector.


In collaboration with the NWG Network, this conference will be opened by Louise Lenton; Area Director for Acas East Midlands and will include the following guest speaker sessions:

Darryl Dixon; Director of Strategy at Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) – an overview of the GLAA and its involvement in safeguarding.

Ken Bamford and Simon Allen; Acas Senior Advisers – Minimising the risk of getting it wrong by ensuring policies promote a culture of openness and fairness in your workplace.

Surinder Dhillon; Senior Associate at Stone King LLP - the legal perspective and what to do when illegal activities are discovered.

Q&A panel – an opportunity to engage and debate the latest thinking.

Sheila Taylor MBE; CEO and Kevin Murphy; Safeguarding in Sport Lead at NWG Network:

  • Investigating an incident - the basics
  • How children using your services are vulnerable

Sarah Cripps; Managing Director at Salad Skills joined by an Apprentice:

  • The benefits of Apprenticeships and promoting a culture of openness in the workplace
  • An apprentice shares their journey from education to employment

Delegates will have the opportunity to network throughout the day.

Venue De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre and Hotel   Map (opens in new window)   Date 26/09/2019    Time 09:30 - 15:30   
Price £175.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.