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International safeguards for children in sport

Topics: Safeguarding standards Type: Tools

These safeguards outline what should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people.

Promoting good mental health and wellbeing

Topics: Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Sport is an integral part of our community, and can play a significant role in promoting the importance of positive mental health and well-being.

Safeguarding and inclusion of deaf and disabled children and young people

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Best practice

Deaf and disabled children are particularly vulnerable to abuse. This briefing provides guidance on how to recognise and respond to concerns about the welfare of a child.

Away trips and hosting

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing highlights things that should be considered when taking children and young people away on trips – such as travel, ratios and insurance – and also best safeguarding practice for when acting as a host family.

Sharing information in child protection cases

Topics: Case management Safeguarding standards Type: Webinars

Why, when, what and with whom? This webinar covers the challenges and concerns about sharing information in child protection cases.

Events held in public parks and spaces – additional safeguarding considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

Running events in public spaces can present a variety of additional safeguarding challenges, including security and photography. This briefing will help your organisation identify and address potential issues.

Involving children and young people – guidance

Topics: Involving children and young people Type: Best practice

This guidance has been produced by the CPSU to help organisations to involve and engage children and young people in their work.

Managing the applicant only disclosure and continuous updating – Model regulations

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

These model regulations are designed to help NGBs manage the practical implications of the changes introduced by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 relating to DBS Enhanced Disclosures.

Vetting sports coaches in schools in Northern Ireland

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing is designed to help clarify who has responsibility for undertaking an AccessNI check for sports coaches operating in schools and how often they require new disclosure certificates.

Self harming in sport

Topics: Self-harming Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

This CPSU briefing paper aims to support those working with young people in sport to better understand self harm and to enable them to be more aware of and respond appropriately to the issue.