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Safeguarding in martial arts

Topics: Duty of care Safeguarding standards Best practice

Thousands of children take part in martial arts – and its popularity is expanding at an incredible rate. So it's critical to get safeguarding and child protection right.

Parents workshops – best practice example

Topics: Parents in sport Best practice

Use this model for parents workshops from Welsh Gymnastics to set-up regular meetings with parents and develop better relationships. 

DBS checks in sport - guidance leaflets

Topics: Safe recruitment Publications

These leaflets, developed by the Disclosure & Barring Service, offer guidance to the sports sector on the eligibility of different roles based on levels of responsibility. 

5 questions to ask your child's sports club

Topics: Parents in sport Safeguarding standards Publications

This flyer has been designed to educate and encourage parents to ask the right questions when choosing a club for their child. Share with parents in your local area to make sure they're informed of the important safeguarding measures that should be in place at every sports club.

5 top tips for working with parents

Topics: Parents in sport Publications

This A5 flyer has been designed to reach out to coaches and clubs with top tips on how to get started when it comes to involving parents in sport. 

Sample codes of conduct for parents, children and staff

Topics: Parents in sport Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Involving children and young people Safe recruitment Policies

Sports organisations can download, print and use these sample codes of conduct to let parents, children and staff know what's expected of them as part of their involvement. 

Sports case-data collection template

Topics: Case management Forms

The case data collection tool aims to help NGBs capture case data in a consistent way to provide a sports-wide picture of safeguarding case challenges and emerging themes.

Self-declaration form

Topics: Safe recruitment Forms

Self-declaration can be part of an organisation's safer recruitment process, it can provide additional information that a DBS check will not.

Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding standards Tools

Standards providing a framework for everyone involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.

Promoting positive parental behaviour – PowerPoint template

Topics: Parents in sport Trips, events and travel Community and school sports Tools

A presentation template (in PowerPoint format) that you can amend as appropriate to the nature of the event, audience, sport or club context.