Meet the speakers

Emma joined the Ann Craft Trust in May 2022 as Head of the Safeguarding Adults in Sport Team. Prior to this she was the safeguarding lead for a national governing body of sport for nearly 10 years.

A former safeguarding children tutor, Emma has also held safeguarding and volunteer management roles in two other governing bodies of sport and worked in disability sports development and facility management.
She has always been a keen advocate for safeguarding adults in sport, being a founder member of the Safeguarding Adults In Sport Strategic Partnership. The steering group first raised the issue of safeguarding adults in sport a number of years ago, eventually being successful in 2015 with funding from Sport England to create the first safeguarding adults in sport post.

The sports side of the charity has grown quickly in a relatively short space of time but we remain wedded to the values and ideals of the Ann Craft Trust – a leading UK authority and national charity which is committed to safeguarding adults from abuse. We work with individuals and organisations that share our commitment to ensuring that everyone can live free from abuse.