Managing safeguarding cases in sport

Last updated: 28 Jun 2021 Topics: Case management

Take a listen to our conversation with 3 sports national governing bodies and their tailored approaches to safeguarding case management.

The Lead Safeguarding Officers of British Canoeing, British Judo and England Boxing join the CPSU’s Jude Toasland to talk about how they tackle common challenges such as communication, investigation and making defensible decisions and how they create a sport specific approach to their safeguarding case management.

In this episode we cover:

  • the different approaches to safeguarding case management
  • the safeguarding structure of sports clubs and organisations
  • part-time vs full time roles
  • adapting safeguarding case management for a specific sport
  • how clubs deal with safeguarding concerns
  • how to tackle common challenges
  • advice and tips to improve safeguarding case management for other sport organisations and clubs

Our guests share practical advice and tips, offering a comprehensive guide on navigating the complexities of safeguarding case management and ensuring athlete welfare

You can also listen to this episode on our Audioboom channel.


  • Jude Toasland – Senior Consultant at the CPSU
  • Nancy Squires – Head of Governance at British Canoeing
  • Keith Eldridge – Lead Safeguarding Officer at British Judo
  • Gordon Valentine – National Compliance Manager at England Boxing