All sports organisations should have processes in place to ensure that they provide a safe and welcoming environment for children and young people attending a club or activity.
What does my organisation need to do?
There are different types of safeguarding assessments and processes that any organisation working with children and young people should consider to help create a safe place for everyone.
Safeguarding self-assessments – this assessment is completed internally within your organisation and can help you identify what safeguards your organisation has in place, what could be improved and what might be missing.
Standards assessment process – the Safeguarding Standards provide a benchmark for your organisation to make informed decisions, to promote good practice and challenge practice that is harmful to children.
Annual review process – this process allows your organisation to check if you are maintaining and embedding safeguarding, including updates to legislations, safeguarding practices, policies and procedures.
Who can support you?
The CPSU can support funded National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Active Partnerships (APs) through our Standards and annual review processes. CPSU will report back to the Sport Councils following Standards assessment panels and annual review meetings updating them on progress and any changes.
If your organisation isn't funded you can still use all of our online resources for free and implement safeguards in your own setting to create a safer place.