News

New study could be ground-breaking in tackling concussion

Topics: Elite athletes Community and school sports Safeguarding children Type:News article

A concussion study being carried out by the University of Birmingham hopes to develop new technology to detect concussion on the pitch to prevent harm to athletes. 

Jan 17 2019

CPSU Director Anne Tiivas awarded OBE

Topics: Safeguarding children International sport Working with our partners Type:News article

The Director of the NSPCC’s CPSU has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to safeguarding children and young people.

Nov 16 2018

Help parents support their child in sport

Topics: Working with our partners Community and school sports Type:News article

In preparation for Parents in Sport Week, we pulled together some key messages you can use at any time to help parents enhance their involvement in their child’s sporting lives. 

Oct 01 2018

3 reasons why involving parents can benefit your sports club

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type:News article

Parents play such an important role in supporting their child's participation in sport. See the 3 reasons why involving parents is beneficial for your sport. 

Sep 24 2018

Child safeguarding practice review and relevant agency regulations 2018

Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Type:News article

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has released guidance specifically for sports organisations highlighting the new aspects of Working together to safeguard children which may have implications for them.

Sep 06 2018

A tribute to Serena Morten

Topics: Safeguarding children Type:News article

Serena Morten, Volleyball England's safeguarding lead, has passed away. Find out more about her safeguarding in sport achievements.

Jul 18 2018

Revised guidance: Working together to safeguard children 2018

Topics: Safeguarding children Type:News article

The Department for Education (DfE) has revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard children in England.

Jul 18 2018

Celia Brackenridge has died aged 67 from leukaemia

Topics: Working with our partners International sport Type:News article

International sportswoman and child protection lead Celia Brackenridge has died aged 67 from leukaemia. Read about her achievements and relationship with the CPSU.

May 25 2018

Start to talk campaign

Topics: International sport Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type:News article

The Council of Europe's campaign, Start to talk, includes videos highlighting the reasons why children think they can’t talk about sexual violence, and how sports can take action.

May 22 2018

What's new this month

Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Type:News article

We've uploaded new guidance on making fair membership decisions and responding to reports of non-recent abuse. Find out what else is new to the website this month. 

Apr 13 2018