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Helpline launched following an investigation into sexual offenses against children

Topics: Safeguarding children

Police have commissioned an NSPCC helpline to provide support to children and their families following the arrest of Jonathon Clarke over sexual offenses against children.

Feb 03 2022

New study to improve concussion diagnosis

Topics: Elite athletes Safeguarding children

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 05 2022

Keeping children safe in education updates

Topics: Safeguarding children

The Department for Education has updated its Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance for schools and colleges.

Jul 22 2021

Safeguarding children in sport as lockdown eases

Topics: Safeguarding children Safer recruitment

As sports start to return to face-to-face coaching and navigate new coronavirus measures, reviews and the maintenance of safeguarding procedures is vital. 

Jun 11 2021

We're adding sun protection to the game this summer

Topics: Safeguarding children

We are supporting the new-look Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, launched by the Melanoma Fund.

May 12 2021

New strategic plan by the Safeguarding Children in Sport Strategic Group

Topics: Safeguarding children

The safeguarding children in sport strategic group (SCSSG) launch their strategic plan for 2021-2024.

May 06 2021

Learning from the Sheldon report – what next?

Topics: Safeguarding children

Following the publication of the Sheldon report into non-recent child sexual abuse in football, the sports sector will be looking at what learning we can take from the report and its recommendations. 

Apr 08 2021

The Sheldon Report into non-recent child sexual abuse in football is published

Topics: Safeguarding children

Commissioned by The FA, this report follows an independent review into allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse in football.

Mar 17 2021

Success for Close the Loophole campaigners

Topics: Safeguarding children

The CPSU has welcomed the news that the Positions of Trust law is being extended to include sports coaches.

Mar 09 2021