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