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Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we provide a wide range of help and advice to support you and your organisation to keep children safe. Select a topic below. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please contact us or search our resource library.


Every child has the right to experience sport in a safe environment, free from abuse and bullying. Creating a positive club ethos can help challenge bullying.

Help tackle bullying

Information sharing – safeguarding concerns

Guidance to support good practice of sharing information about child-protection concerns.

Read our guidance

LGBT+ young people and sport

Many LGBT+ young people have difficult experiences when they reveal their sexual orientation or identity, but there is support available.

How to support diversity

Mental health and wellbeing

Supporting the wellbeing of club members and creating a mentally healthy and safe environment.

Find out more

Online safety

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.

What you need to know

Parents in sport

Parents are great for youth sport and encouraging participation. We offer advice and resources to help you promote positive parental behaviour on the sidelines.

How you can encourage them


Photos and videos are great for celebrating and promoting young people's involvement in sports. But steps should be taken to ensure the safe use of images.

Develop your image policies

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.

Safeguarding responsibilities

Safeguarding talented and elite athletes

The talent pathway offers fantastic experiences for athletes. But there are specific factors that can make them more vulnerable to abuse.

What you need to consider

Safer recruitment

Help, advice and guidance to support sports organisations with safer recruitment processes and procedures.

Improve your hiring processes

Sport and leisure facilities

NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit offers advice and resources to help you improve safeguarding for sport and leisure facilities.

Keep places to play safe