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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

Launch of new sport parenting resources

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

Last month Sport Parent EU launched their resources for parents. They're now available to download on their website. 

Jun 15 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

IOC launches safeguarding toolkit

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

The International Olympic Committee launches a toolkit for national and international sports bodies to develop athlete safeguarding policies and procedures.

Nov 03 2017

Change Makers - The life and work of Celia Brackenridge

Topics: International sport Elite athletes Type:News article

Women and Sport: the Change Makers website recently launched. The website marks the life and work of Celia Brackenridge OBE, sportswoman, scholar and activist.

Aug 23 2017

Organise a safe sports event this summer

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

Guidance to assist organisations with their safeguarding arrangements for sports events or activities with children and young people. It includes: safe events, self-assessment, athlete wellbeing, and inclusion of deaf and disabled children.

Jul 28 2017

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

Safeguarding the child athlete in sport

Topics: Working with our partners International sport Safeguarding children Type:Publication

The new review, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, aims to (1) present a summary of the scientific literature on the threats to children in sport; (2) introduce a framework to categorise these threats; (3) identify research gaps in the field and (4) provide safeguarding recommendations for sport organisations.

Jun 19 2015
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