Keep children safe in sport

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

If you're worried about a child, you can talk to the NSPCC

130830 Childline 0510

Trained professionals on the NSPCC’s helpline are available 24/7 to offer advice and support. Find out more about what happens when you contact the NSPCC.

More about the helpline

Harmful sexual behaviour displayed by young people in sport

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we've reviewed our briefing paper with guidance on recognising and responding to harmful sexual behaviour displayed by young people in sport.

Read our guidance

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