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Safeguarding in martial arts

Topics: Duty of care Safeguarding standards Type: Best practice

Thousands of children take part in martial arts – and its popularity is expanding at an incredible rate. So it's critical to get safeguarding and child protection right.

Safe recruitment and selection procedures

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing provides organisations with guidance on developing effective recruitment and selection procedures.

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.

Self harming in sport

Topics: Self-harming Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This CPSU briefing paper aims to support those working with young people in sport to better understand self harm and to enable them to be more aware of and respond appropriately to the issue.

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 sexually harmful behaviour in children and young people and recommends ways in which to address worrying behaviour.

Staying safe online – social media policy best-practice example

Topics: Anti-bullying Online safety Photographing children Type: Best practice

This display poster provides a good example of how to highlight the key points of a social media policy to participants and spectators. 

Sport, disability and vulnerability

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people Type: Best practice

This factsheet provides guidance for sports clubs and organisations on how to have a person-centred approach to disability.

Start to talk and break the silence

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Start to talk is an international campaign highlighting why children can’t talk about sexual violence in sport and why adults need to take action.

Stop bullying in sport – Z-card

Topics: Anti-bullying Type: Best practice

An anti-bullying Z-card (fold-out leaflet) produced by Sport Nottinghamshire for children and young people involved in sport.

Understanding the grooming process

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This briefing provides an insight into the ways unsuitable people seek positions working directly with children, in order to groom them for abuse, and how sports organisations can prevent this.