Useful links

For Adults

If you’re worried about a child or young person and need emergency police or social work numbers, visit the WithScotland website (input your postcode and the site will give you the social work and police numbers in your area).


Staff on your local child protection committee should know that sport plays an important role in young peoples’ lives and that your organisation or club takes children’s welfare seriously. They may be able to help with training, resources, advice or ideas. Again, the WithScotland site has a page where you can link with your local child protection committee.

NSPCC - Briefing papers from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).

Respect Me works with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.

Parentline is our national, confidential helpline providing advice and support to anyone caring for or concerned about a child. They are open seven days a week, 365 days a year and can be contacted on 08000 28 22 33.

Stop It Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. They support adults to play their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public and training those who work with children and families. Their helpline can be contacted on 0808 1000 900.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK. They protect children from harm online and offline, in partnership with local and international agencies. 


For Children

Stay Safe & Have Fun leaflet - download our leaflet which outlines children's rights and responsibilities in relation to sport. 

ChildLine offers help and advice about a wide range of issues. You can call them on 0800 1111, chat to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on their message boards.