This page provides further information on safeguarding in sport and some useful resources to download. The resources are attached as PDF’s and have a brief description of what they are and how you may be able to use them. To download each document click on each link.
Here is a full list of the resources on this page:
This is SASSOT’s official child protection policy and clearly outlines what we will do to safeguard and protect children in sport. The document includes detailed guidance and procedures on:
This policy has met the national safeguarding in sport standards and can be used a template for any organisations child protection policy. Its content and structure covers all the aspects required in a child protection policy and could be applied by organisations such as local authorities and clubs. If you are looking to develop you own child protection policy this document can be adapted to suit your organisation.
These guidelines aim to promote good practice and to encourage a proactive response to supporting children to manage their own behaviour. They suggest some strategies and sanctions which can be used and also identify unacceptable sanctions or interventions which must never be used by staff or volunteers. The guidelines will also include the views and suggestions of children.
These guidelines are directed at coaches and volunteers who deliver sports activities to children and may, on occasions, be required to deal with a child’s challenging behaviour.
A quick guide on safeguarding children in sport for coaches and sports leaders. The leaflet includes details of where to go for further information and advice.
This leaflet is ideal for distributing to coaches and volunteers working in clubs or other sports settings. The leaflets are designed to help raise awareness of some of the key issues surrounding child protection in sport.
Quick guides for young people on keeping themselves safe when taking part in sport. The guide includes key contacts on where to go for help and advice.
This guide is free to download and should be distributed to young people involved in sport.