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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. 

Virtual events and competitions for children

Topics: Trips, events and travel Online safety Type: Best practice

Advice for activators and coaches on running virtual events or competitions for children. This briefing paper outlines your safeguarding responsibilities and how to mitigate any risks associated with using digital platforms.

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.

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.

Guidance on child protection records retention and storage

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

Guidelines for the retention, storage and destruction of records relating to child welfare concerns or concerns about possible risk posed by employees.

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.

Duty of care in sport

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

The purpose of this briefing paper is to clarify what an organisation's duty of care entails, and to provide some guidance as to what steps can be taken in order to demonstrate that this duty is being met.

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. 

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. 

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.