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Engaging people with lived experience of childhood sexual abuse

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

A resource to help sports organisations to positively and meaningfully engage with people who have lived experience of childhood abuse.

Learning from lived experience of childhood sexual abuse

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes Duty of care Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we talk with former swimmer Karen Leach about her experience of childhood sexual abuse and what we can learn from it to keep children safe in sport.

A journey to better safeguarding with the LTA

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes Type: Video & audio

In this podcast, we talk to the LTA about how they’ve developed and delivered on their last safeguarding strategy and what improvements it’s made to the experiences of young athletes in their sport.

Protecting children from grooming and sexual abuse

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

Advice about reducing the risk of the grooming process taking place to prevent children from being sexually harmed.

Addressing self-harming behaviour

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance for sports organisations about addressing self-harming behaviour and provides links to specialist support services. 

Addressing suicidal thoughts and feelings

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how sports organisations can address suicidal thoughts and feelings and provides links to specialist support services. 

Sample mental health and wellbeing statement

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Policies

You can adapt this mental health and wellbeing sample statement to support your sports organisation's existing safeguarding policies and to demonstrate your commitment to protecting young people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing 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. 

Eating disorders and disordered eating in sport

Topics: Mental health and wellbeing Athlete wellbeing Type: Webinars

A recorded webinar on eating disorders and disordered eating in young people in sport. It looks at ways of identifying and managing potential eating problems.