News

Club Matters – supporting your sports club

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

Club Matters is Sport England's one-stop shop for sports clubs. It provides free, convenient, practical resources to help develop and sustain sports clubs.

Feb 08 2016

Ulster Rugby launches health and wellbeing strategy

Topics: Safeguarding children Type: News article

Ulster Rugby, in conjunction with the Public Health Agency (PHA), launched its community-based health and wellbeing strategy.

Jan 28 2016

Tackling mental health in and through sport

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

The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation was developed with the support of mental health charity Mind. The CPSU was one of the first organisations to sign up to commit to action.

Dec 17 2015

Developing swimming for all in Durham

Topics: Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

Maggie Ward is a squad coach at Durham City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club. She’s been instrumental in setting up and developing a squad to cater for swimmers with varying disabilities, and works closely with these swimmers to make sure their specific needs are met so they can swim in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Oct 23 2015

Safeguarding the child athlete in sport

Topics: Working with our partners International sport Safeguarding children Type: Publication

The new review, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, aims to (1) present a summary of the scientific literature on the threats to children in sport; (2) introduce a framework to categorise these threats; (3) identify research gaps in the field and (4) provide safeguarding recommendations for sport organisations.

Jun 19 2015

Hidden disabilities in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

There are many different types of hidden disability that affect children and young people who may be involved in Sport. These disabilities are not easily identified or recognised. Sport is an ideal place to celebrate diversity and promote a positive ethos.

Apr 21 2015

Updated guidance for people working with children in England

Topics: Safeguarding children Type: Legislation

The Department for Education has made changes to a number of statutory documents for people working with children in England.

Apr 08 2015

Inspiring the next generation of young female athletes

Topics: Elite athletes International sport Type: News article

Lisa Whiteside, 2014 Boxing World Championships silver medallist, has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time, becoming a world silver medallist only eight years after taking up boxing.

We’ve chatted to Lisa to find out more about why she chose boxing – the challenges she has faced being involved in a predominantly male dominated sport, and the rise of women’s boxing following the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Feb 28 2015

Disclosure and Barring Service announces launch date for a number of changes

Topics: Safer recruitment Type: Legislation

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has today announced the launch date for a number of important changes to its services. On 17 June 2013 they will launch the online Update Service and introduce the applicant only certificates.

May 29 2013