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Duty of care in sport

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

The purpose of this briefing paper is to clarify what an organisation's duty of care entails, and to provide some guidance as to what steps can be taken in order to demonstrate that this duty is being met.

Is my child ready to go out alone?

Topics: Duty of care Type: Publications

This NSPCC leaflet offers advice and practical tips to parents on judging if a child is ready to be out on their own.

Physical contact and young people in sport

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on the appropriate use of physical contact between adults and young people in sports activities.

An introduction to safeguarding children and young people in sport

Topics: Duty of care Safeguarding standards Community and school sports Type: Videos

An introduction to safeguarding for anyone involved with children and young people in sports activities, including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.

Sample accessible player registration form

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

Sample form for sports organisations. A good-practice example developed by the Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Serivce, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust.

Adult-child physical contact in sport

Topics: Duty of care Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Videos

Dr Melanie Lang (Edge Hill University) has produced a video presentation for sports coach UK on challenging coach anxiety of adult-child touch in sport through a children's rights approach.

Child development report: Safeguarding children within sport and leisure facilities

Topics: Duty of care Research Type: Research

The CPSU commissioned a report in February 2015, 'Summary of child development ages 8-11 years for the purposes of safeguarding children in sport and leisure facilities' from Dr Vicky Lovett from Swansea University.

Enhancing parental involvement in youth sport – recommendations for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Parents in sport Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Parents play a vital role in youth sport. This guidance aims to help coaches understand, support and educate parents, thereby enhancing parental involvement.

Improving parent–coach relationships – strategies for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Trips, events and travel Parents in sport Type: Best practice

This guidance provides coaches with helpful strategies to follow to improve and manage potential issues between coaches and parents and build a good relationship.

Kent Sport's safeguarding adults at risk policy

Topics: Duty of care Athlete wellbeing Deaf and disabled children Type: Best practice

A good-practice example from Kent Sport. They have developed their 'Safeguarding adults at risk in sport' policy to safeguard adults at risk from potential abuse.