Physical contact and young people in sport

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021 Topics: Duty of care

This CPSU briefing provides guidance on the appropriate use of physical contact between adults and young people in sports activities.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2021


  • introduction
  • when is physical contact appropriate in sport? 
  • physical contact best practices
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