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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.

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. 

Additional vulnerability and support planning

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

This factsheet helps sports to consider the safeguarding measures required for young people with additional vulnerabilities and support needs.

Inclusive coaching

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

This factsheet supports staff, coaches and volunteers within sport to consider how to include deaf and disabled children within their activities.