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Supporting young athletes with anxiety

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

This guidance explores anxiety within a sports context, outlining possible signs and symptoms and what you should do if you suspect that a young person is struggling with an anxiety disorder.

Overnight trips and international travel

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing discusses the additional considerations that you should plan for when going on overnight trips or travelling internationally with children and young people in your sports organisation

Preventing abuse in positions of trust within sport

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This guidance defines abuse of positions of trust within a sports context, and outlines the updated legislation passed in response to the success NSPCC's Close the loophole campaign.

Learning from inquiries about safeguarding practice in sport

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

The briefing on learning from inquiries about safeguarding practice in sport focuses on how to strengthen safeguarding practices in sports organisations by learning from previous reviews.

Away day trips

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.

Event staff – your roles and responsibilities

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing paper will help you understand your safeguarding roles and responsibilities when working or volunteering at a sporting event. 

Safe use of changing facilities

Topics: Safe use of changing facilities Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how to safeguard children and young people when they are using changing facilities, and includes recommended levels of adult supervision and examples of changing room policies.

Remote teaching and coaching

Topics: Online safety Type: Best practice

Safeguarding guidance for sports organisations and clubs on online teaching and coaching to help them stay in touch with teams and club members during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Responding to reports of non-recent abuse in sport

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance advises sports organisations on the types of procedures they should have in place to respond to reports of non-recent abuse in sport. 

Recognising and responding to harmful sexual behaviour displayed by young people

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This briefing provides an overview of harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people and recommends ways in which to address worrying behaviour.