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Safeguarding at events - weather considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines the issues arising from bad weather conditions prior to and during an event, which assist in your decision-making.

Sample safeguarding policy statement

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Policies

A template safeguarding policy statement for organisations to use and adapt to make it clear to staff, parents and children what you will do to keep children safe.

Pool lifeguards and DBS eligibility

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines a consistent approach to decisions about the eligibility of pool lifeguards for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Reference form for positions working with children

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Forms

A template form for sports organisations to use when contacting the references provided by an applicant for a role working with young people.

A journey to better safeguarding with the LTA

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we talk to the LTA about how they’ve developed and delivered on their last safeguarding strategy and what improvements it’s made to the experiences of young athletes in their sport.

Online safety: Training scenarios

Topics: Online safety Type: Video & audio

You can use these scenarios with staff and volunteers in your sport to identify any gaps in knowledge when dealing with online safety concerns. 

Recruiting coaches and other staff from overseas

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing offers information and guidance on safeguarding considerations and recruitment processes that should be put in place when recruiting staff from overseas.

Self-declaration form

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Forms

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

Sample online safety and social media policy

Topics: Online safety Type: Policies

This sample policy gives organisations an idea of the types of safeguards they should outline to protect children and young people online.

Remote teaching and coaching

Topics: Online safety Type: Best practice

Safeguarding guidance for sports organisations and clubs on online teaching and coaching to help them stay in touch with teams and club members during the coronavirus pandemic.