Find out what you need to do
Is your organisation doing everything it could be to keep children and young people safe in sport? This online self-assessment tool will help you find out.
Develop and improve standards
The Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport (PDF) provide a framework for all those involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It stands for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management.
The Club Matters website has information, tools and templates to help you meet the Clubmark criteria, which includes complying with legal requirements, safeguarding policies and procedures, managing safeguarding concerns and training for staff and volunteers.
Find out the latest guidance
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) provides expert safeguarding and child protection advice, and can help sports organisations develop and implement responses, policies and procedures, systems and structures for safeguarding.
Explore good practice
As well as news, resources, and information about training and events, the CPSU website provides guidance on a range of safeguarding topics, including
anti-bullying | deaf and disabled children | information sharing | leisure facilities | LGBT | online safety | parents in sport | photography | safer recruitment | whistle blowing | codes of conduct | events and away trips | social media | duty of care | managing challenging behaviour
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Involve and support young people
Involve young people in planning activities so they feel respected, valued and listened to, and to create an environment of open communication and trust.
Make sure young participants know what to expect and what to do if they are worried, unsure or unhappy.
Advice for parents – seven things you can do to put yourself in the best position to support your child.