Keep children safe in sport

Together we can help our young people play sport and stay safe.

NSPCC football hotline receives over 800 calls in its first week

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Dedicated helpline launched to offer support to victims of child sex abuse within the world of football received 860 calls within a week of opening.

Read about the new helpline

Wayne Rooney's in Childline's corner

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Wayne’s Corner, a new webpage on the Childline website, aims to support young males by showing them what Wayne has learned as one of England’s best ever footballers.

Find out more about the page

Advice for sports parents


It's important for parents to be able to check how well a sports club is run, for the sake of their child's safety and for their own peace of mind. We cover the key points to consider when choosing a sports club or activity.

We've also got suggestions on how parents can play a positive role in supporting young athletes and videos recorded specially for parents.

What parents should look for in a sports club