Events held in public parks and spaces – additional safeguarding considerations

Last updated: 01 Jul 2014 Topics: Trips, events and travel

A briefing paper for anyone responsible for planning and running sports events for children in public spaces 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 (PDF) will help your organisation identify and address potential issues. It 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.

Download the briefing (PDF)

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