Virtual events and competitions for children

Last updated: 03 Dec 2020 Topics: Trips, events and travel Online safety

Safeguarding guidance for activity deliverers

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, sports clubs and organisations have found themselves in a position of having to look at alternatives to face-to-face training and events. This has resulted in events and competitions taking place virtually.

This briefing paper highlights your safeguarding responsibilities when running virtual events and competitions for children (PDF) and also looks at how you can mitigate any risks associated with using digital platforms.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit 
Published: 2020


  • introduction
  • pre-activity planning
  • delivering a virtual activity for competition entry
  • mitigating risks
Download the guidance

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