Safeguarding in Sport resources

Safeguarding in Sport has produced a number of free resources to equip people with the tools to ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun in sport. These resources are for coaches, volunteers, child protection officers – anyone who provides sport to children and young people. 

Club guidance: Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

A collection of good practice guidelines and templates that your club can use to help promote children’s wellbeing and keep them safe in sport.

Social Media guidelines for sports coaches, volunteers and athletes

We encourage sports organisations and athletes to use social media but to ensure that they do so responsibly. These guidelines to keep you safe online are designed to provide helpful, practical advice to individuals within sport.

E-bulletin

Our Safeguarding in Sport e-bulletin is produced on a regular basis throughout the year, keeping you up-to-date with all of the Safeguarding in Sport news. To subscribe to the Safeguarding in Sport e-bulletin please email us. If you wish to submit a news item or case study for the newsletter, contact Safeguarding in Sport on 0141 419 1156.

Stay Safe & Have Fun In Sport leaflet

Stay Safe & Have Fun in Sport is a leaflet for children and young people to raise awareness about their right to be safe while playing sport. It suggests where children and young people can find help and support if they are worried about something. ‘Stay Safe and Have Fun in Sport’ is suitable for all children and young people 10 years and over. 

To order printed copies (for a small charge) please call us on 0141 419 1156 or email: safeguardinginsport@children1st.org.uk

ResourcesStay Safe & Have Fun poster

The poster can now be downloaded and placed on notice boards to inform parents, children and young people, club members and the public about their commitment to child protection.

Play Sport, Stay Safe DVD

This film, produced by the NSPCC, can help sports organisations boost their child protection knowledge. View the film.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme – Briefing

This briefing paper for sports clubs and organisations sets out the background and main issues for sport regarding the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

This January 2016 Self Declaration update provides Sports Governing Bodies and clubs with information relation to the change in legislation for PVGs and spent convictions.

All the resources mentioned above are available in our Publications section (please note all are free with the exception of the Stay Safe & Have Fun leaflet which has a small charge).

Further advice is available from Safeguarding in Sport – please call us on 0141 419 1156 or email: safeguardinginsport@children1st.org.uk

Responding to Adult Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Briefing

This briefing paper, in conjunction with Open Secret, is designed to give you an overview of how you can best support an adult disclosing childhood sexual abuse and what ongoing support is available nationally for adult survivors of abuse.

The guidance in this paper relates only to adults over the age of 18 disclosing historical abuse and we would remind you that any concerns about the wellbeing of a child under the age of 18 should be dealt with using your current child protection policies and procedures.