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.

CPSU self-assessment tool

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.

CPSU standards (download PDF)

Get support

The Club Matters website has information, tools and templates to help you with complying with legal requirements, safeguarding policies and procedures, managing safeguarding concerns and training for staff and volunteers.

Find out more

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.

Visit the CPSU website

Explore good practice

As well as news, resources, and information about training and events, the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) website provides guidance on a range of safeguarding topics.

Find out more about CPSU guidance

Raise awareness

Get involved in campaigns such as:

Parents in Sport Week  | Anti-Bullying Week

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.

NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

This resource from the NCVO outlines the steps that voluntary organisations in England can take to ensure that they are run in a way that safeguards
staff, volunteers and everyone they come into contact with.

Visit the NCVO website