Organisations have a duty of care to the people who they work with.
In this section we've listed below, some useful documentation on good practice in sport as well as further guidance about safeguarding issues.
CPSU Check and Challenge: The check and challenge resource from the CPSU has been developed to support partners involved in providing sporting activities for children and young people. Download the document by clicking here: CPSU Check and Challenge
Being Safer Online: The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has published some guidance documents on anti-bullying, including information for school staff on cyberbullying, which can be downloaded below. The CPSU has also produced guidance about the use of social media (see below).
- Social Media Guidelines
- Safe from Bullying - Youth Activities
- Cyberbullying - Support for school staff
- Safe from Bullying - Play Leisure
Useful Resources: Below are two examples of good practice, the Amateur Boxing Association of England's Complaint's Policy and English Lacrosse's Bill of Rights for Young People.
More useful resource can be found by visiting the Child Protection in Sport Unit's Library.
Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children: Deaf and disabled children are particularly vulnerable to abuse. For guidance on how to recognise and respond to concerns about the welfare of a child please click here.