Handling allegations of abuse and safeguarding children in sport

Last updated: 02 Dec 2016 Topics: Safeguarding children Type: News article
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We have all the information and safeguarding tools you need to help you keep children safe in sport and respond confidently to allegations of abuse.

Managing allegations

Any allegation that an employee or volunteer has behaved in a way that has harmed a child must be taken seriously and dealt with sensitively and promptly. 

We provide advice on how to deal with a concern. You can also learn how to respond to an allegation with our case management tool.

Our case management model provides links to a range of information, guidance, templates and good practice examples which will help your organisation manage safeguarding cases more effectively.

You can work through the interactive tool from start to finish or simply select the areas where you feel your organisation needs more guidance.

For more information and advice on how to handle abuse allegations, see the NSPCC factsheet looking at how allegations of abuse by an employee or volunteer
should be handled by organisations: Managing allegations of abuse – an NSPCC factsheet (PDF).

Understanding safeguarding processes

Our safeguarding pages explain why safeguarding is so important.

We provide the tools and resources you need to keep children safe and prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

Visit our Introduction to safeguarding pages to:

  • assess your safeguarding practices
  • design policies and procedures
  • find training for staff and volunteers
  • maintain and embed child protection practice in your organisation

Further information

If you're worried about possible abuse of a child or young person within sport, find out how you can deal with a concern

Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or online at childline.org.uk.

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Media enquiries

Journalists can contact the NSPCC press office for information about the work we do and to request interviews with our spokespeople.