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Positions of trust – FAQs about the changes

Topics: Duty of care Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

We have put together a document to answer your frequently asked questions about this change to the law regarding positions of trust. 

Recruiting chaperones

Topics: Safe recruitment Supervision ratio Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This guidance highlights what you need to consider when recruiting chaperones to provide care for children and young people at training, events and competitions. 

Chaperone – job description template

Topics: Trips, events and travel Supervision ratio Safe recruitment Type: Forms

This is a sample job description for a chaperone responsible for protectiing and looking after children in sport.

Changes to positions of trust legislation

Topics: Duty of care Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Safe recruitment Type: Video & audio
In this podcast episode, we talk with our colleagues in the NSPCC about the new legislation passed in England and Wales on 28th June 2022, and soon Northern Ireland, which makes it illegal for someone in a position of trust in sports and faith organisations to have a sexual relationship with someone aged 16-17 in their care. 

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.

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 risk assessment for people under investigation or with DBS content

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.

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