Safeguarding in Sport

Advice for parents and sports organisations is available from the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) - please see below or click here

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales.

(In Scotland, there's a similar partnership between Children 1st and sportscotland.)

The Unit was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.

This followed a series of high profile cases of abuse of young athletes by those in positions of trust such as coaches in the sports.

Tri.x have produced a briefing on Safeguarding in Sport - please see below.

Concerned about someone?

If you are concerned that someone in a position of trust has harmed a child or behaved in a way that indicates that they may be unsuitable to be in a position of trust, please contact the LADO to discuss your concerns promptly, before speaking to the person of concern - please follow this link to our web page for advice and contact numbers