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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.

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. 

How safe are our children? 2020

Topics: Online safety Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Research Duty of care Type: Research

This NSPCC report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK for 2020.

Check and Challenge Tool

Topics: Safeguarding standards Community and school sports Type: Tools

This simple-to-use checklist has been developed to support organisations using external providers to offer sport and physical activity delivery for children and young people.

Responding to reports of non-recent abuse in sport

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance advises sports organisations on the types of procedures they should have in place to respond to reports of non-recent abuse in sport. 

International safeguards for children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

These safeguards outline what should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people.

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

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Policies

A sample missing children at sports events procedure from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Self-Assessment Tools

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

Is your organisation doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport? These online self-assessment tools will help you find out.

Recognising and responding to harmful sexual behaviour displayed by young people

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This briefing provides an overview of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people and recommends ways in which to address worrying behaviour.

Sport England - Uniting the Movement

Topics: Safeguarding standards Involving children and young people Type: Publications

Sport England - Uniting the Movement. A 10-year strategy, launched in 2021 with a vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.