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CPSU wins global safeguarding award

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

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit was honoured to receive the UNICEF Safeguarding in Sport Award at this year’s Beyond Sport Summit.

Oct 27 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

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

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

Belfast to host VII Commonwealth Youth Games

Topics: International sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland have announced that Belfast will host the VII Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021. 

Feb 09 2016

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

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

UEFA Charity Award to support crucial work in child protection in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children International sport Type: News article

The Monaco Award 2014 was presented to the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. This award will support the important work of the NSPCC, and will go towards creating safe sporting environments, awareness raising for parents in sport and enhancing the ChildLine Schools Service.

Sep 30 2014
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