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LGBT+ young people and sport - Best practice
Many sports organisations already work with a wide range of children and young people from different backgrounds and with different needs.
Why should I engage with safeguarding children?
Keep sport safe and fun.
Safeguarding talented and elite athletes - What athletes can do
All athletes have the right to enjoy sport, free from all forms of abuse and exploitation, and to be involved in decisions affecting them.
Photography - Photography by parents and spectators
Photography by parents and spectators at events Most spectators – especially competitors’ family and friends – will want to take photos or videos at sports events.
Anti-bullying - How sports can address bullying
To address bullying behaviour successfully, a 'whole club' approach that includes coaches, volunteers, officials, young people and parents is needed.
Mental health and wellbeing - What sports can do
There are several things that sports organisations can do to contribute towards the ongoing mental wellbeing of their participants, as well as supporting those experiencing mental health problems.
Introductory safeguarding training
Outlines the fundamental principles of safeguarding children. Discover who this training is for and what the training should include.
Safeguarding deaf and disabled children
Ensure you're doing all you can to safeguarding and include deaf and disabled children and young people in your organisation.
Sport and leisure facilities - Resources
The following resources and guidance should prove useful in ensuring that sport and leisure facilities are properly safeguarded for use by children and young people.
I promise to... choose a safe club
Advice and tips on ways you can fulfil your promise as a positive sports parent: 'I promise to make sure the club we choose together is safe and fun'.
NSPCC warns of Zoom security risks
Safeguarding children, Online safety
NSPCC warns the public about the risks of using Zoom as new Zoombombing incidents expose children to indecent material.
Online technology has advanced and changed the way people communicate and interact on a daily basis. Find out how this affects clubs and other sports organisations.
Sport and leisure facilities - Unaccompanied children
Admitting unaccompanied children Facility operators need to address the challenges posed by unaccompanied children visiting (or left at) sports and leisure facilities.
Anti-bullying - Resources
Here are links to a variety of resources to combat bullying, whether it occurs within sport or off the playing field.
Sport and leisure facilities - Third-party use of facilities
Third-party use of facilities There are a few key points to consider when determining supervision levels and responsibilities for third-party users of facilities.
Deal with a concern - Case management
Case management – taking action Sports organisations need to have in place clear and robust systems to receive and respond to reported concerns (abuse or poor practice) about the welfare of children and young people.
Self-declaration can be part of an organisation's safer recruitment process, it can provide additional information that a DBS check will not.
Safeguarding talented and elite athletes - Resources
A wide range of resources are available to safeguard talented and elite young athletes – we list some of the most useful resources here.
Help, advice and guidance to support sports organisations with safer recruitment processes and procedures. Includes answers to your questions about DBS and AccessNI criminal records checks.
Putting safeguards in place - Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities
Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities This glossary outlines the key safeguarding roles at different levels of sport and in related organisations, and what those roles entail.