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Safeguarding at the School Games 2016

Topics: Elite athletes Community and school sports Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

September saw another successful School Games take place in Loughborough, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust (YST). 1600 athletes competed in over 12 sports, with 7 of those sports including disability events. 

Oct 07 2016

Outcomes of the 2016 CPSU conference and Sport England strategy themes

Topics: Working with our partners International sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

This year has been a time of considerable change in terms of the focus of sport strategy and in the profile of safeguarding children and young people in and through sport.

Oct 07 2016

Sport NI & NSPCC’s call to action for Parents in Sport Week

Topics: Safeguarding children Community and school sports Type: News article

The NSPCC and Sport Northern Ireland have joined forces with more than 100 sports clubs and governing bodies to promote Parents in Sport Week, running from 3 to 9 October. 

Sep 20 2016

Gearing up for Parents in Sport Week

Topics: Safeguarding children Type: News article

Parents in Sport Week, running from 3 to 9 October, will focus on how parents can influence a child’s experience in sport through their actions. 

Sep 16 2016

Safe summer of sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Community and school sports Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Type: News article

Guidance to assist organisations with their safeguarding arrangements for sports events or activities with children and young people. It includes: safe events, self-assessment, athlete wellbeing, and inclusion of deaf and disabled children.

Aug 19 2016

Safeguarding lead officers learn more about autism

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

Our June 2016 Safeguarding Lead Officer Support Forum hosted a workshop by Autism R Us - experts through experience, to help equip sports organisations to effectively include young people with a range of challenging conditions.

Aug 18 2016

Childline talks to young people about sport

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type: News article

Childline talk to young people about sport through Facebook and YouTube. Covering the benefits of getting active, building confidence in your ability and tackling homophobia, racism and other issues.

Aug 16 2016

Sport England releases School Games report

Topics: Community and school sports Safeguarding children Working with our partners Type: News article

Sport England's review of the School Games concludes that they're well placed to make a strong contribution to the new strategy, ‘Towards an active nation’.

Aug 11 2016

Athlete wellbeing prioritised for Rio Games

Topics: Working with our partners Elite athletes International sport Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

On 21 July, ahead of Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the implementation of a new procedure for participants to report any incident of harassment or abuse to the IOC Welfare Officer.

Aug 04 2016

Journey to the Games

Topics: Safeguarding children Community and school sports Elite athletes Type: News article

With the 2016 School Games only a short time away, three young athletes hoping to represent their sport at this high-level event talk us through their journeys.

Jun 23 2016