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
- Supervision event management process
- Communicating with stakeholders
- Photography by parents and spectators at events
- Risk-assessment template for activities
- Missing children and young people at events – procedure and flowchart
Safe sports events management tool
Our online Safe sports events management tool allows you to work through all elements of planning an event, at any level, and also provides supporting resources to further assist you.