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Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport checklist

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people Type: Forms

This checklist is designed to help sports to support deaf and disabled athletes participating in activities within their setting.

Disability Sport Wales – Athletes' code of conduct

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

A good practice example from Disability Sport Wales (DSW). They have developed an athlete code of conduct procedure in an easy-read format.

Disability Sport Wales – Coaches' code of conduct

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Duty of care Type: Policies

A good practice example from Disability Sport Wales (DSW). They have developed a coaches code of conduct procedure in an easy read format.

Anna's story video and scenario

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people Type: Tools

This video scenario and supporting guidance provides sports with guidance on how to effectively include deaf and disabled young people in activities. 

Advice on safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Video & audio

A video clip featuring two professionals commenting on a scenario featuring Anna, a young disabled child, involved in a sports activity. They reflect on the difficulties the coach experienced in including Anna in the activities and offer suggestions about a more positive approach to meeting Anna's needs in this context.

Including deaf and disabled children in sport

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Video & audio

We arranged for a group of disabled young people to meet with GB Wheelchair Basketball player Ade Adepitan. Their discussions of the challenges they've faced should give sports organisations ideas for how to break down barriers and make it easier for young disabled people to get involved in sport.

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.

Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport - Anna's story

Topics: Anti-bullying Deaf and disabled children Type: Video & audio

A video clip of Anna, a disabled girl, attending a sports session. Her coach struggles to accommodate and include her effectively in the activity. Some of Anna's peers begin to bully her verbally.

Parents' grass-roots involvement in sport

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Parents in sport Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we hear from two dedicated sports parents who discuss the very different roles they play in their preschool and disabled children's sports.

Safeguarding disabled children

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Webinars

Recording of our webinar exploring how and why disabled children are additionally vulnerable to abuse, and what steps can be taken by sports organisations to safeguard them.

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