Additional vulnerability and support planning

Last updated: 06 Sep 2017 Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people

This guidance asks sports clubs and organisations to consider what additional safeguarding measures may be required when including a young athlete with additional vulnerabilities and support needs within their activities.

Discussion points

Our guidance will help your sports club or organisation consider the following:

  • what factors may increase the vulnerability of a disabled young athlete
  • others peoples’ attitudes regarding disability
  • the impact of isolation upon the disabled person and dependency on others
  • communication issues
  • how organisers can plan when involving a young athlete with additional vulnerability

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