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Events held in public parks and spaces – additional safeguarding considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

Running events in public spaces can present a variety of additional safeguarding challenges, including security and photography. This briefing will help your organisation identify and address potential issues.

Involving children and young people – guidance

Topics: Involving children and young people Type: Best practice

This guidance has been produced by the CPSU to help organisations to involve and engage children and young people in their work.

Vetting sports coaches in schools in Northern Ireland

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing is designed to help clarify who has responsibility for undertaking an AccessNI check for sports coaches operating in schools and how often they require new disclosure certificates.

Self harming in sport

Topics: Self-harming Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This CPSU briefing paper aims to support those working with young people in sport to better understand self harm and to enable them to be more aware of and respond appropriately to the issue.

Learning from a CSP's application of the Check and Challenge Tool

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

Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) has made the Check and Challenge Tool - developed by the CPSU - an integral element of their programme commissioning process. 

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.

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.

Safeguarding the elite young athlete

Topics: Elite athletes Type: Best practice

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.