Events held in public parks and spaces – additional safeguarding considerations

Last updated: 01 Nov 2022 Topics: Trips, events and travel

This briefing paper has been designed to help your organisation to identify and address additional considerations you should plan for when putting on sports events for children in public spaces (PDF) such as fields, parks and other areas that are open to the general public.

Running events in public spaces can present a variety of additional safeguarding challenges. Considerations need to be made about issues including security and photography when the general public are in the area. This briefing provides essential guidance for event organisers on how to address the particular safeguarding challenges presented by these more open sites.

The guidance should be used in addition to standard event planning guidance.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2022

What's covered? 

  • Introduction
  • Supervision event management process
  • Communicating with stakeholders
Download the briefing (PDF)

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