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Sport NI publishes new research on mental health and wellbeing in sport

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type:Research

New research published by Sport NI supports the role that sport can play in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing in local communities and athletes.

Mar 20 2017

NSPCC urges government to close loopholes in the law

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

The NSPCC is calling on Government to act quickly to close 2 legal loopholes that leave the door open for children to be targeted in sport and beyond.

Feb 13 2017

Time to Listen success in the South West

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

Wesport is working alongside six other County Sports Partnerships to co-ordinate Time to Listen training dates across the South West of England. 

Feb 10 2017

Turning the tide for inclusive sports coaching

Topics: Disability sport Safer recruitment Type:News article

The Turning Tides Project is piloting accessible coaching qualifications based on UK Coaching's 'Safeguarding and protecting children' course. 

Feb 06 2017

The Rugby Football League Listening Club initiative

Topics: Safeguarding children Type:News article

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has recently launched its ‘Listening Club’ initiative to advance the dialogue between clubs and young people.

Feb 02 2017

NSPCC updates its Keeping children safe online training course

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

The NSPCC recently launched an updated version of their popular Keeping children safe online course. The course will help learners gain the skills they need to keep children safe online.

Dec 12 2016

Handling allegations of abuse and safeguarding children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Type:News article

We have all the information and safeguarding tools you need to help you keep children safe in sport and manage allegations of abuse.

Dec 02 2016

NSPCC launches football hotline for sexual abuse victims

Topics: Safeguarding children Type:News article

Dedicated helpline, launched with support of the FA as more footballers speak up about sexual abuse in the game, receives 860 calls in its first week.

Dec 01 2016

CPSU wins global safeguarding award

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

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit was honoured to receive the UNICEF Safeguarding in Sport Award at this year’s Beyond Sport Summit.

Oct 27 2016

Athlete wellbeing prioritised for Rio Games

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

On 21 July, ahead of Rio 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the implementation of a new procedure for participants to report any incident of harassment or abuse to the IOC Welfare Officer.

Aug 04 2016