Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport

Last updated: 01 Jan 2005 Topics: Safeguarding standards
Standards for safeguarding

These standards provide a framework for all those involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.

The Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport (PDF) also seek to provide a benchmark to help those involved in sport make informed decisions, and to promote good practice and challenge practice that is harmful to children.

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is committed to advising and supporting sports organisations in this important work and we hope these standards will provide them with the confidence to safeguard children in their care.

This second edition of the standards incorporates an additional tenth standard. Standard 10 reflects the changes within sport and the growing role some sports organisations have in influencing the delivery of local sports.

Through this, sport organisations have the opportunity to encourage and promote the adoption and implementation of measures to safeguard children by partner organisations.

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