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Temporary suspension letter template

Topics: Case management Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Forms

This template letter will help sports organisations and activity providers when writing to individuals to notify them of a temporary suspension pending an investigation of allegations made against them.

Event staff – your roles and responsibilities

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing paper will help you understand your safeguarding roles and responsibilities when working or volunteering at a sporting event. 

Away day trips checklist

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Forms

Our essential away day trips safety checklist for sport organisations.

Safe use of changing facilities

Topics: Safe use of changing facilities Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how to safeguard children and young people when they are using changing facilities, and includes recommended levels of adult supervision and examples of changing room policies.

Loneliness and mental health in sport

Topics: Elite athletes Mental health and wellbeing Type: Webinars

This webinar looks at how loneliness can be both a sign and symptom of mental ill health in children and young people, and what sports clubs and organisations can do to tackle loneliness. 

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.