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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.

Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation

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

The charter aims to influence the sports sector to support athletes' mental wellbeing and change the stigma around mental health. 

Over protective parents

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people Type: Best practice

This factsheet provides guidance outlines how sports can work in partnership with disabled athlete’s parents and carers.

Parents workshops – best practice example

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Best practice

Use this model for parents workshops from Welsh Gymnastics to set-up regular meetings with parents and develop better relationships. 

Homophobic and transphobic bullying in youth sport

Topics: Anti-bullying Type: Best practice

This briefing provides a definition of homophobic and transphobic bullying, statistics and recommendations for how to prevent and respond to incidents.

Start to talk and break the silence

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Start to talk is an international campaign highlighting why children can’t talk about sexual violence in sport and why adults need to take action.

Heatwave advice

Topics: Trips, events and travel Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Good-practice guidance from the NHS on heat health. It lists risks and actions to consider when planning sports events.

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. 

Pool lifeguards and DBS eligibility

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines a consistent approach to decisions about the eligibility of pool lifeguards for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Staying safe online – social media policy best-practice example

Topics: Anti-bullying Online safety Photographing children Type: Best practice

This display poster provides a good example of how to highlight the key points of a social media policy to participants and spectators.