10 steps to safeguard children in sport

The 10 Steps are a collection of guidelines, good practice, practical advice, template procedures and policies – all tools which can help keep children safe in sport. They:

  • are for any club, sports governing body or organisation providing activities for children under 18 years
  • can be used to look at what you already have in place, confirm the positives and identify gaps
  • can help a new member of staff or volunteer taking on the role of a child protection officer to understand the range of responsibilities, procedures and guidelines 

The 10 Steps are inclusive of the minimum operating requirements for protecting children in sport. They also take account of updated child protection guidance, practice and legislation.

10 Steps