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Responding to information about possible risks to children

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

Guidance to help sports clubs and organisations risk assess any safeguarding concerns around the membership of people with criminal records. This briefing paper highlights what needs to be done to ensure decisions made are fair and safe.

How can sport safeguard children?

Topics: Safeguarding standards Duty of care Type: Video & audio

This short animation shows the difference between child protection and safeguarding in a sports setting and looks in more depth at how children and young people can be further protected beyond their time at training sessions.

Duty of Care in sport review

Topics: Duty of care Type: Publications

This report, published in April 2017, followed a review of the Duty of Care that sport has towards participants. The review was led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. 

Safeguarding at events – weather considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines the issues arising from bad weather conditions prior to and during an event, which assist in your decision-making.

Sample safeguarding policy statement

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Policies

A template safeguarding policy statement for organisations to use and adapt to make it clear to staff, parents and children what you will do to keep children safe.

Pool lifeguards and DBS eligibility

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines a consistent approach to decisions about the eligibility of pool lifeguards for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Reference form for positions working with children

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Forms

A template form for sports organisations to use when contacting the references provided by an applicant for a role working with young people.

A journey to better safeguarding with the LTA

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we talk to the LTA about how they’ve developed and delivered on their last safeguarding strategy and what improvements it’s made to the experiences of young athletes in their sport.

Online safety – training scenarios

Topics: Online safety Type: Video & audio

You can use these scenarios with staff and volunteers in your sport to identify any gaps in knowledge when dealing with online safety concerns. 

Recruiting coaches and other staff from overseas

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing offers information and guidance on safeguarding considerations and recruitment processes that should be put in place when recruiting staff from overseas.