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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.

Self-declaration forms

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.

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.

Learning from inquiries about safeguarding practice in sport

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

The briefing on learning from inquiries about safeguarding practice in sport focuses on how to strengthen safeguarding practices in sports organisations by learning from previous reviews.

Temporary suspension letter template

Topics: Case management Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Forms

This template letter will help sports organisations and activity providers when writing to individuals to notify them of a temporary suspension pending an investigation of allegations made against them.

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.

Event staff – your roles and responsibilities

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing paper will help you understand your safeguarding roles and responsibilities when working or volunteering at a sporting event. 

Safe use of changing facilities

Topics: Safe use of changing facilities Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how to safeguard children and young people when they are using changing facilities, and includes recommended levels of adult supervision and examples of changing room policies.

Loneliness and mental health in sport

Topics: Elite athletes Mental health and wellbeing Type: Webinars

This webinar looks at how loneliness can be both a sign and symptom of mental ill health in children and young people, and what sports clubs and organisations can do to tackle loneliness. 

The experiences of children participating in organised sport in the UK

Topics: Research Type: Research

May 2011. The University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for UK-wide Learning in Child Protection (CLiCP) carried out a three year research study of young adults' childhood experiences of emotional harm, body image, self harm, sexual harm and physical harm in organised sport. Three published reports provide a headline summary, a longer overview and the full in-depth research findings.