Safeguarding by associations, organisations and Bodies

Young children with disabilities train in curling

Are you an organisation, association or body that provides services for clubs/groups that directly deliver sport and physical activity? 

For example, you may be a governing body of sport, a county association of youth clubs, or an umbrella organisation for disability groups that are involved in the design and delivery of sporting activities. You may own a sports franchise, or you may even deliver some activities yourself. Regardless of whether you are or aren’t coming into direct contact with children and young people, you do have a responsibility to safeguard their wellbeing. 

The Child Protection in Sport Unit provide resources to help ensure that you are. Their online self-assessment tool will help you find out if there are any areas in which you could improve.  

The tool will take you through the Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport. There are simple questions which will help you assess what your organisation still needs to do. We have produced an information pack to guide you through each step in a bit more detail.