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Listen Up, Speak Up – inspiring everyone to play their part in preventing abuse

Topics: Safeguarding children

The NSPCC has launched its new campaign, Listen Up, Speak Up, to raise public awareness of what we can all do to help the half a million children in the UK who suffer abuse or neglect each year.  

Jan 10 2023

Concerns of a rise in domestic abuse during the World Cup

Topics: Safeguarding children

NSPCC has warned of an increase in domestic abuse during the World Cup after recording those concerns about children reported to the Helpline spiked by a third during the previous tournament.

Nov 18 2022

Thank you for getting involved in Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week

Topics: Safeguarding children

This time last month thousands of you joined us to celebrate the launch of our NEW Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport campaign.

Nov 03 2022

IICSA has published its final report

Topics: Safeguarding children

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has launched its final report which details the extent of child sexual abuse in the UK and the need for strengthening of safeguarding provisions. 

Oct 21 2022

NSPCC campaign calls on parents to play their part in keeping children safe in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children

The NSPCC and CPSU launch sports safety campaign aimed at eqipping parents with the knowledge and confidence to safeguard their child in sport.

Oct 03 2022

We're working with the School Games 2022


The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit has provided comprehensive safeguarding support at the School Games over the past 10 years. Liza tells us more about this year's event.

Sept 01 2022

New sports safeguarding tools

Topics: Safeguarding children

Find out about what's new on the CPSU website, including the new versions of our self-assessment tools, designed to be easier for you to use.

Aug 31 2022

Law change to protect teenagers from sexual abuse

Topics: Safeguarding children

From 28 June 2022, sports coaches and faith leaders will be recognised in law as being in “positions of trust” and so banned from engaging in sexual activity with under 18s in their care.

Jul 29 2022

Our very own Commonwealth Games Baton-bearer

Topics: Elite athletes

Tuesday 5 July was a very exciting day for CPSU team member, Carole Billington-Wood, who helped carry the Queen’s Baton as part of the relay for the Commonwealth Games.

Jul 06 2022

Stay sun safe this summer

Topics: Safeguarding children

A campaign to help sports coaches and outdoor activity leaders to safeguard children taking part in their activities and events during warm weather. 

Jun 08 2022