Many children enjoy participating in a wide variety of sports outside school.

Sport is a terrific way for young people to develop physical skills, team work and confidence. Thousands of people give up their time to coach and encourage youngsters but occasionally incidents may occur within sporting situations outside school.

Recent national reports have emphasised the absolute importance of effective policies and procedures in protecting children.

Please see below for links to sport-specific safeguarding information and resources which may be useful to parents.

NSPCC Football Helpline 0800 023 2642

The NSPCC has launched a dedicated football hotline for victims of abuse, supported by the FA. The free helpline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit

The NSPCC have dedicated resources for safeguarding children in sport. More details can be found here:

Webinar – Understanding grooming of children and young people in Sport

Safeguarding in Athletics

Safeguarding In Cricket

Safeguarding in Football

Safeguarding in Gymnastics

Safeguarding in Netball

Safeguarding in Rugby

Safeguarding in Swimming

Safeguarding in Tennis