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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reducing the risk of athlete suicide in and through sport

Topics: Working with our partners Type: Best practice

This briefing provides guidance on how sports organisations can reduce the risk of suicide in young athletes and provides links to specialist support services. 

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 for event organisers

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.

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.

Responding to reports of non-recent historic 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 historic abuse in sport.