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Safeguarding in martial arts

Topics: Duty of care Safeguarding standards Type: Best practice

Thousands of children take part in martial arts – and its popularity is expanding at an incredible rate. So it's critical to get safeguarding and child protection right.

Safeguarding the child athlete in sport

Topics: Research Elite athletes Type: Research

This article informs those in the sports sector about the recommendations resulting from a review of athlete welfare in elite sport. 

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. 

Parental involvement in sport – scenarios

Topics: Parents in sport Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Tools

These parental behaviour scenarios can be used or adapted by clubs or sports organisations to help coaches and staff understand how they can tackle challenging parental involvement. 

Promoting positive parental involvement – PowerPoint template

Topics: Parents in sport Trips, events and travel Community and school sports Type: Tools

A presentation template (in PowerPoint format) that you can show to parents to let them know how they can get positively involved in their child's sport. 

Parenting at competitions

Topics: Parents in sport Safeguarding standards Type: Publications

This fact sheet from Sport Parent EU has been designed to help parents offer the best support they can to their child during what can be a difficult time in their sporting journey. 

Understanding and supporting parental involvement in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Duty of care Type: Webinars

A CPSU webinar looking at the vital role parents play in supporting their child to participate in sporting activities.

Parents in sport – leaflet for coaches

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Publications

This leaflet can be used by clubs to inform coaches how to work with parents more effectively. 

Young athletes' perceptions on promoting positive parental behaviour in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Research Type: Research

In order to address a gap in the research into promoting positive parental behaviours in youth sport, Brunel University has interviewed a group of young athletes about their perceptions of the subject.