May 2011. The University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for UK-wide Learning in Child Protection (CLiCP) carried out a three year research study of young adults' childhood experiences of emotional harm, body image, self harm, sexual harm and physical harm in organised sport. Three published reports provide a headline summary, a longer overview and the full in-depth research findings.
A sample procedure from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.
A toolkit to help you ensure that children and young people engaged in all funded programme activities (including Sportivate) are effectively safeguarded.
John Amaechi speaks at the International Sports Security Conference, highlighting that children should be protected from bullying coaches and educated on what sport should be about.
Although a huge amount of work goes into safeguarding young athletes, children outside of sport are also potentially at risk during major sporting events. Here, Professor Celia Brackenridge talks about research into this issue.
A video clip featuring two professionals commenting on a scenario featuring Anna, a young disabled child, involved in a sports activity. They reflect on the difficulties the coach experienced in including Anna in the activities and offer suggestions about a more positive approach to meeting Anna's needs in this context.
A video clip of Anna, a disabled girl, attending a sports session. Her coach struggles to accommodate and include her effectively in the activity. Some of Anna's peers begin to bully her verbally.
This briefing paper outlines the role on Access NI and the service that they offer to sports organisations undertaking safer recruitment checks.
Volunteer Development Agency, August 2009. The minimum standards of good practice for safeguarding children, recognised and endorsed by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland).
This briefing is designed to assist governing bodies, coaches and parents to consider the impact and pressure being placed on young elite athletes and what is acceptable practice within their sport.