Safeguarding at events – weather considerations

Last updated: 29 Mar 2021 Topics: Trips, events and travel

Most large events are planned many months in advance. If all, or part, of the event is outdoors, then contingency or cancellation plans should be in place in case the weather is unsuitable.

This briefing paper focuses on the issues arising from bad weather conditions prior to and during an event, which assist in your decision-making. Principally, about whether the activity should take place and what arrangements should be in place if events have to be cancelled.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
Published: 2021


  • introduction
  • pre-event information: cancelling prior to the start of an event
  • during the event: indoor and outdoor activities, storms, hot weather
  • resources
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