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Learning from lived experience of childhood sexual abuse

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes Duty of care Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we talk with former swimmer Karen Leach about her experience of childhood sexual abuse and what we can learn from it to keep children safe in sport.

Voice of the child with the RFL

Topics: Involving children and young people Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we discuss the benefits of listening to children and young people with Rugby Football League (RFL) and find out more their listening club initiative.

Racism and safeguarding in sport

Topics: Anti-bullying Type: Webinars

This webinar looks at how racism affects sport and what clubs and organisations can do to be more inclusive. 

Leisure sector safeguarding checklist

Topics: Safeguarding standards Community and school sports Type: Forms

A safeguarding checklist to support the leisure industry to meet their safeguarding responsibilities for both children and adults.

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.