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Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

Standards providing a framework for everyone involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.

Photography and video consent form template

Topics: Photographing children Type: Forms

A template that sports organisations can use to create their own photography and filming consent form.

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.

Speaking out in sport - for parents

Topics: Parents in sport Athlete wellbeing Type: Video & audio

This short animation helps parents to understand why it's important that everyone plays a role in keeping children safe in sport and how to speak out if they have any concerns. 

Self-Assessment Tool

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

Is your organisation doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport? This online self-assessment tool will help you find out.

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. 

My Magic Sports Kit

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Video & audio

In this video, children describe how parents' and spectators' behaviour gets worse during competitions – and how this affects the young athletes.

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.

Self-declaration form

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Forms

Self-declaration can be part of an organisation's safer recruitment process, it can provide additional information that a DBS check will not.

Lead safeguarding officer – job description template

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Forms

This template provides a sample job description for a lead safeguarding officer role in the context of protecting children in sport.