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Virtual events and competitions for children

Topics: Trips, events and travel Online safety Type: Best practice

Advice for activators and coaches on running virtual events or competitions for children. This briefing paper outlines your safeguarding responsibilities and how to mitigate any risks associated with using digital platforms.

The basics of safeguarding

Topics: Parents in sport Elite athletes Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we discuss what safeguards sports clubs and organisations should have in place to create a safe environment for all children and young people.

Positive sports parents – videos for coaches and clubs

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Video & audio

These short videos aim to help coaches and sports clubs realise the potential of parental involvement and how to best work with parents.

Promoting positive parental involvement – PowerPoint template

Topics: Parents in sport Trips, events and travel Community and school sports Type: Tools

A presentation template (in PowerPoint format) that you can show to parents to let them know how they can get positively involved in their child's sport. 

Preventing abuse of positions of trust within sport

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This guidance defines abuse of positions of trust within a sports context, and outlines the updated legislation passed in response to the success NSPCC's Close the loophole campaign.

Addressing self-harming behaviour

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance for sports organisations about addressing self-harming behaviour and provides links to specialist support services. 

Addressing suicidal thoughts and feelings

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how sports organisations can address suicidal thoughts and feelings and provides links to specialist support services. 

Away day trips

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing highlights things that should be considered when taking children and young people away on trips – such as travel, ratios and insurance.

Case management group – membership

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance details the roles and responsibilities of members of a case management group.

Case management group – terms of reference

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance is an example of a case management group's terms of reference.