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Child Protection Guidance for all involved in sport
|Clubs||Parents & Carers||Coaches, Leaders & Officials||Children & Players|
It is essential that sports clubs adopt good practice when dealing with young people and ensure that their safety is paramount. It is expected that all clubs show a positive commitment to proactive development and work towards established national kite mark/ accreditation scheme such as ClubMark or Seal of Approval (Rugby). Download our leaflet for clubs and organisations.
What should you have in place:
If you require further assistance in updating or developing your child protection policy and procedures, please refer to the specific guidance on the Child Protection in Sport Unit website.
It is essential that parents/carers have a general awareness of good practice and know what questions to ask of club personnel when looking for a suitable sporting environment for their child. Download our leaflet for parents and carers.
What you should ask:
About the club
It is essential that sports coaches, leaders and officials adopt good practice when dealing with children and young people and ensure that their safety is paramount. It is good practice for coaches, leaders and officials to check and challenge their practice to ensure that they are operating in the most effective way. Download our leaflet for Coaches, Leaders and officials.
What you should ask yourself and expect to be asked:
About your sessions:
Do you know if the club/environment within which you are working has the following in place?
When you take part in sport, you have the right to have fun and stay safe. Don't let anyone spoil it!
What you should do:
What your coach should do:
Sports Development Manager