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The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Self-harming Type: Best practice

The charter aims to influence the sports sector to support athletes mental wellbeing and change the stigma around mental health. 

Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (Scotland)

Topics: Safeguarding standards Athlete wellbeing Type: Tools

The Scottish Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport supports organisations to create a culture of safeguarding and protecting children. 

Safeguarding LGBT+ young people in sport

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Involving children and young people Type: Webinars

We consider why LGBT+ young people may be additionally vulnerable to abuse and explore how clubs can include and support them. 

Start to talk and break the silence

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Start to talk is an international campaign highlighting why children can’t talk about sexual violence in sport and why adults need to take action.

Heatwave advice for event organisers

Topics: Trips, events and travel Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Good-practice guidance from the NHS on heat health. It lists risks and actions to consider when planning sports events.

Sport Safeguarding Partnership 2016-2021 Strategic plan

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Safeguarding framework Type: Publications

Sport Safeguarding Partnership's Strategic plan, looks at how the group aims to safeguard children in sport over the next five years. 

Promoting sport for all – Childline videos

Topics: Anti-bullying Athlete wellbeing Type: Videos

Childline videos covering the benefits of getting active, building confidence in your ability and tackling homophobia, racism and other issues.

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.

Surviving abuse – BBC Radio 5 live broadcast

Topics: Elite athletes Athlete wellbeing Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Self-harming Safeguarding standards Type: Videos

BBC Radio 5 live broadcast on surviving abuse and creating a safeguarding culture in sport, from the Sport Resolutions 2016 Conference in London.

Overtraining syndrome and overuse injury in young athletes

Topics: Elite athletes Research Athlete wellbeing Type: Research

This article defines overuse injuries and overtraining syndrome. It looks at how prevalent they are in sport and how to reduce the risks for young athletes.