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Sample codes of conduct for parents, children and staff

Topics: Parents in sport Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Involving children and young people Safe recruitment Type: Policies

Sports organisations can download, print and use these sample codes of conduct to let parents, children and staff know what's expected of them as part of their involvement. 

A Code for Sports Governance

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Publications

Dec 2021 Revised. UK Sport and Sport England have published a new Code for Sports Governance. Its policies and processes cover the crucial safeguarding elements needed for a well-run organisation.

Case management thresholds

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This document contains guidance on how safeguarding concerns can be scaled using thresholds, enabling for the concern to be properly dealt with. 

Risk-assessment template following an incident or safeguarding concern

Topics: Case management Duty of care Type: Forms

A Risk-assessment template to be adapted by organisations to be used after an incident or safeguarding concern has occurred. 

Supervising children and young people's sport and activities

Topics: Supervision ratio Type: Best practice

This briefing offers guidance on appropriate staffing and supervision ratios of adults to participants when planning and running sports activities.

Creating safer cultures in sport – Learning from lived experience

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

In this podcast, we talk with former professional footballer Paul Stewart about the impact that childhood abuse has had on him and how to create a safer culture in sport.

Working with young people in a drop-in environment

Topics: Community and school sports Type: Best practice

This briefing has been developed to help anyone planning to work with children and young people in drop-in activities.

Reporting safeguarding concerns in the FA

Topics: Anti-bullying Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding standards Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Video & audio

The FA has produced a video detailing the reporting process for anyone worried about a child in youth football.

We spoke to Paul Stewart about keeping children safe in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Video & audio

We sat down with Ex footballer Paul Stewart to talk about his experiences of abuse, how his voice has helped to change sport and what parents can do to keep children safe. 

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.