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The experiences of children participating in organised sport in the UK

Topics: Research Type: Research

May 2011. The University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for UK-wide Learning in Child Protection (CLiCP) carried out a three year research study of young adults' childhood experiences of emotional harm, body image, self harm, sexual harm and physical harm in organised sport. Three published reports provide a headline summary, a longer overview and the full in-depth research findings.

Missing children and young people at sports events: procedure and flow chart

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Policies

A sample procedure from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Safeguarding support toolkit

Topics: Community and school sports Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

A toolkit to help you ensure that children and young people engaged in all funded programme activities (including Sportivate) are effectively safeguarded.

Sportivate Participant Registration Form (14-15 year olds)

Topics: Community and school sports Type: Forms

This form is to be completed and signed by a parent/carer for Sportivate participants aged 14-15 years.

Sportivate Participant Registration Form (16-25 year olds)

Topics: Community and school sports Type: Forms

This form is to be completed and signed by a parent/carer for Sportivate participants aged 16-25 years.

Integrity in youth sport

Topics: Anti-bullying Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Elite athletes Type: Videos

John Amaechi speaks at the International Sports Security Conference, highlighting that children should be protected from bullying coaches and educated on what sport should be about.

Child exploitation risks at major sporting events

Topics: Research Type: Research

Although a huge amount of work goes into safeguarding young athletes, children outside of sport are also potentially at risk during major sporting events. Here, Professor Celia Brackenridge talks about research into this issue.

Advice on safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Videos

A video clip featuring two professionals commenting on a scenario featuring Anna, a young disabled child, involved in a sports activity. They reflect on the difficulties the coach experienced in including Anna in the activities and offer suggestions about a more positive approach to meeting Anna's needs in this context.

Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport - Anna's story

Topics: Anti-bullying Deaf and disabled children Type: Videos

A video clip of Anna, a disabled girl, attending a sports session. Her coach struggles to accommodate and include her effectively in the activity. Some of Anna's peers begin to bully her verbally.

Access NI pre-appointment checking system

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing paper outlines the role on Access NI and the service that they offer to sports organisations undertaking safer recruitment checks.