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Creating a psychologically safe culture

Topics: Elite athletes Mental health and wellbeing Type: Publications

Here are some key tips that organisations can follow to create a culture of psychological safety and promote the wellbeing and performance of their athletes.

Case data collection research project

Topics: Case management Type: Research

The case data collection tool is a piece of research coordinated between the CPSU and Loughborough University. The data collected is anonymised and analysed to identify themes and trends about safeguarding cases. 

My No.1 Fan

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Video & audio

In this video, children describe how parents' and spectators' behaviour impacts their game and how this affects them.

What to look for in a sports club – a charter for parents

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Publications

Parents can use this leaflet to help choose the right club or activity for their child. It lists the safeguards that sports bodies should have in place to keep children safe.

NSPCC helpline posters for sports venues

Topics: Case management Safe use of changing facilities Community and school sports Type: Publications

Download a free NSPCC poster, especially designed for sports clubs and leisure centres to highlight how you can contact the NSPCC helpline with your concerns.

A Code for Sports Governance

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Publications

Dec 2021 Revised. UK Sport and Sport England have published a new Code for Sports Governance. Its policies and processes cover the crucial safeguarding elements needed for a well-run organisation.

Improving parent–coach relationships – strategies for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Trips, events and travel Parents in sport Type: Best practice

This guidance provides coaches with helpful strategies to follow to improve and manage potential issues between coaches and parents and build a good relationship.

Negotiating the post-game conversation

Topics: Duty of care Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Competitions can be emotional for children, parents and coaches, so ensuring that feedback is well-timed and delivered appropriately is very important. 

How to improve parental involvement in your club – recommendations for coaches

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Best practice

This guidance (PDF) aims help coaches understand, support, and educate parents, helping to improve overall parental involvement and allowing children to have more enjoyable sporting experiences.

How can you get involved in your child's sports club?

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Best practice

Parental feedback, support and behaviour all play a vital role in a child's enjoyment and experience of sport. This guidance for parents provides tips for how to support and encourage your child and become positively involved in their sporting experience.