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International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC)

Topics: Safe recruitment Safeguarding standards Type: Policies

The International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC), developed by ACPO and CEOP, is a criminal records check for UK nationals or non-UK nationals previously resident in the UK, seeking to work with children overseas.

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. 

Example DBS Risk Assessment

Topics: Case management Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

An example of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) risk assessment from Basketball England.

Example Safeguarding Risk Assessment Procedure

Topics: Case management Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

An example of a safeguarding risk assessment procedure from Basketball England.

Pool lifeguards and DBS eligibility

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines a consistent approach to decisions about the eligibility of pool lifeguards for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Reference form for positions working with children

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Forms

A template form for sports organisations to use when contacting the references provided by an applicant for a role working with young people.

Recruiting coaches and other staff from overseas

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing offers information and guidance on safeguarding considerations and recruitment processes that should be put in place when recruiting staff from overseas.

Self-declaration form

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.

DBS checks in sport – guidance leaflets

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Publications

These leaflets, developed by the Disclosure and Barring Service, offer guidance to the sports sector on the eligibility of different roles based on levels of responsibility. 

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