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Physical contact and young people in sport

Topics: Duty of care Type: Best practice

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

Pool lifeguards and DBS eligibility

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines a consistent approach to decisions about the eligibility of pool lifeguards for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Recruiting coaches and other staff from overseas

Topics: Safe recruitment Type: Best practice

This briefing offers information and guidance on safeguarding considerations and recruitment processes that should be put in place when recruiting staff from overseas.

Responding to information about possible risks to children

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

Guidance to help sports clubs and organisations risk assess any safeguarding concerns around the membership of people with criminal records. This briefing paper highlights what needs to be done to ensure decisions made are fair and safe.

Responding to reports of non-recent abuse in sport

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance advises sports organisations on the types of procedures they should have in place to respond to reports of non-recent abuse in sport. 

RFU guidance on obtaining best evidence from children

Topics: Case management Type: Best practice

This guidance from the Rugby Football Union provides advice about how to support a child witness giving evidence during disciplinary hearings.

Safeguarding at events - weather considerations

Topics: Trips, events and travel Type: Best practice

This briefing outlines the issues arising from bad weather conditions prior to and during an event, which assist in your decision-making.

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.

Safeguarding in martial arts

Topics: Duty of care Safeguarding standards Type: Best practice

Thousands of children take part in martial arts – and its popularity is expanding at an incredible rate. So it's critical to get safeguarding and child protection right.

Recognising and responding to harmful sexual behaviour displayed by young people

Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Best practice

This briefing provides an overview of sexually harmful behaviour in children and young people and recommends ways in which to address worrying behaviour.