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Safeguarding Resources

This page contains key information about National partners and relevant safeguarding resources.

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Please scroll down to find a list of National Partners and relevant safeguarding resources.

National Partners and Relevant Resources

Children and Young People

NSPCC – Dedicated hotline 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) – supporting sport & leisure organisations to minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities. Helpline: 01163 665580

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Sport campaign – The Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Sport campaign has been designed specifically for the sports sector to help raise awareness of how abuse can occur through sport.

ChildlineGet help and advice about a wide range of issues, call 0800 1111 to talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Kidscape provides practical support, training, and advice to challenge bullying and protect young lives. For families facing a bullying situation call 020 7823 54300.

Department for Education – statutory guidance report: ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’


Comprehensive list of Sources of Information and Support for Adults.

Ann Craft Trust (ACT) – developing best practice for the safeguarding of adults in sport. Information line 0115 951 5400

NSPCC dedicated footballers hotline – 0800 023 2642

Support Line – 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)

National Bullying Helpline – 0845 22 55 787

GOV.UK Workplace bullying and harassment

NHS – Abuse & Neglect of Vulnerable Adults

Other Useful Organisations and Resources

National Governing Body of Sport Safeguarding Leads – To find who the safeguarding lead for your sport is please click here.

Sport and Recreation Alliance Resources – The Sport and Recreation Alliance is the umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK and represents 320 members – organisations like The FA, the Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics, the Ramblers, British Rowing and the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership.

They have put together guidance to provide sports clubs with an in-depth understanding of the elements of safeguarding.

UK Coaching – UK Coaching is the UK’s technical agency for coaching, established as a charity more than 30 years ago to promote for the public benefit the education of sports coaches, youth and community sports leaders, physical education teachers and other people engaged in the teaching and encouragement of sporting skills in the fields of physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other sports-related subjects.

Disclosure and Barring Service – replaces Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) & Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) DBS helpline: 03000 200 190

CIMSPA Professional Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Youth Sport Trust Youth Voice Toolkit

Pride Sports – Including Young LGBT People in Sport (A Guide)

Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts – recognises clubs or providers in England who have reached and maintain excellent safeguarding standards. Governing bodies, associations, organisations, franchisers and activity deliverers can work towards attaining recognition along with clubs and individual instructors, coaches and teachers outside of a club structure.

Safeguarding training opportunities for staff and volunteers:

Ann Craft Trust – Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Courses – including E-Learning Courses, Open Training Events and bespoke training options

NSPCC Safeguarding in Sport – online training offering an introduction to more advanced face-to-face safeguarding training

CPSU – courses and events – held across the UK

UK Coaching

Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport – explores how child sexual exploitation can go unrecognised and how it affects young people, parents and coaches. Provided by Educare in partnership with NWG funded by Sport England and does have a CPD.

Nick Chellel

Strategic Workforce Officer

Nick is the Strategic Workforce Officer for Active Sussex, leading on workforce development for Active Sussex and the implementation of the Workforce Delivery Plan. Nick leads on projects such as the Workforce Investment Fund, Coach Core and Project 500, and is also the CYP Safeguarding Lead Officer for Active Sussex.

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