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Duty of care in sport

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

The purpose of this briefing paper is to clarify what an organisation's duty of care entails, and to provide some guidance as to what steps can be taken in order to demonstrate that this duty is being met.

Enhancing parental involvement in youth sport – recommendations for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Parents in sport Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Parents play a vital role in youth sport. This guidance aims to help coaches understand, support and educate parents, thereby enhancing parental involvement.

Events held in public parks and spaces – additional safeguarding considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

Running events in public spaces can present a variety of additional safeguarding challenges, including security and photography. This briefing will help your organisation identify and address potential issues.

Getting children and young people involved

Topics: Involving children and young people Type: Best practice

Listening to and engaging with children and young people participating in your club or activity can have positive benefits for your club.

Giving young people a voice in sport

Topics: Involving children and young people Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

We find out about the work, main projects and achievements of the British Tennis Youth Group.

Guidelines for responding to allergies

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This briefing focuses on an organisation's responsibility to young people with allergies, both ensuring their wellbeing and making sure they are not unnecessarily excluded from taking part.

Guidance on child protection records retention and storage

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

Guidelines for the retention, storage and destruction of records relating to child welfare concerns or concerns about possible risk posed by employees.

Supervising children and young people's sport and activities

Topics: Supervision ratio Type: Best practice

This briefing offers guidance on appropriate staffing and supervision ratios of adults to participants when planning and running sports activities.

Guidelines on transporting a child in your car

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing highlights best practice for adults when transporting children to and from sporting activities.

Heatwave advice for event organisers

Topics: Trips, events and travel Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Good-practice guidance from the NHS on heat health. It lists risks and actions to consider when planning sports events.