Involving young people in mixed aged sport or activity

Last updated: 10 Aug 2022 Topics: Involving young people in mixed-age activities

This guidance highlights what safeguards you should have in place when involving young people in mixed age activities or sports.

The guidance has been created to support sports clubs or activity providers with safeguarding considerations, when mixing young people of different ages groups or when mixing young people and adults. 

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
Published: 2022


  • background
  • sport specific national governing body guidance
  • key issues
    • physical safety
    • supervision
    • changing and showering arrangements
    • travel and sleeping arrangements
    • codes of conduct
    • raising concerns
Download the CPSU briefing (PDF)