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Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

These standards provide a framework for all those involved in sport in England to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.

Defining supervision and regulated activity

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Tools

Sport and recreation sector guidance that's designed to support sports organisations' understanding of regulated activity and how to define supervision in their unique environments.

Safe Sport Events Management Tool

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Tools

This online tool will help you to ensure that you meet the safeguarding responsibilities for your sports event, from playing in a local park up to representing their country.

Preventing abuse of positions of trust within sport

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This briefing defines abuse of trust within a sports context, outlines relevant legislation and highlights recommended best practice.

Access NI pre-appointment checking system

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing paper outlines the role on Access NI and the service that they offer to sports organisations undertaking safer recruitment checks.

Active Sussex – Sportivate coach mentor scheme

Topics: Safeguarding standards Community and school sports Type: Best practice

A good-practice example in which a CSP looks at the quality assurance of Sportivate project delivery, as well as supporting the dedicated coaches / facilitators involved in the programme.

Advice on safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Videos

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.

Away trips and hosting

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing highlights things that should be considered when taking children and young people away on trips – such as travel, ratios and insurance – and also best safeguarding practice for when acting as a host family.

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.

Bullying

Topics: Anti-bullying Type: Videos

How do you respond to bullying on the pitch? This video clip will help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.