Working together to safeguard children 2018. This is a useful link which highlights key changes in the new 2018 edition. This guidance replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).
These free downloadable resources are available for you to use at events or in your club house. More will be added over the coming months but if there are resources you feel you need please get in touch on 01905 855498 or email@example.com
- Stay safe online (PDF, 574 Kb)
- Code Of Conduct (PDF, 4.2 Mb)
- Safeguarding Adults In Sport And Activity - The Essentials (PDF, 884 Kb)
The guide has been designed to provide anyone working in the sport and activity sector an overview of their responsibilities towards safeguarding adults.
- DBS Checks In Sport - Working With Adults (PDF, 344 Kb)
- DBS Checks in sport - Working with Children and Young People (PDF, 2.4 Mb)
Club & Coach Guidance for Social Media
With the increasing popularity of social media among children and young people, the importance of encouraging safe behaviour on club and coach webpages is becoming ever more significant.
The below document is a template 'Acceptable Use Statement' created by the NSPCC. The document is aimed at both parents and participants, and is designed to gain written agreement to an outlined standard of online behaviour.
- NSPCC acceptable use policy for internet and social media use (MS Word, 17 Kb)
Other Sources of Information
Supportline: Support for children, young adults and adults including those affected by sexual, emotional and physical abuse.
NSPCC: Help for adults concerned about a child.
Childline: Line for children to talk about anything. No problem is too big or too small.
Challenging Behaviour Foundation: For families & professionals caring for children & adults with severe learning disabilities & challenging behaviour.
National Autistic Society: For impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism.
The Survivors Trust: Support & advice for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual abuse.
MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children): Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): Support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.
Action on Elder Abuse: Help and advice on all aspects of elder abuse.
National Dementia Helpline: Information, support and advice about dementia.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: Freephone 24hr national domestic violence helpline.
NSPCC dedicated footballers hotline: Free helpline for adults who experiences sexual abuse as a young footballer.
Thinkaction: Support for people with mild to severe mental health difficulties.
Mind infoline: Information on mental health and where to get help.
Drinkline: A free helpline for people concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.
FRANK: Friendly, confidential advice about drugs and drug use.
POhWER: Information, advice, support and advocacy services in England – to help your voice be heard.
VoiceAbility: If you need support, VoiceAbility will help you to speak up and be heard, have rights respects & be at the heart of decisions.
Victim support: For anyone affected by crime in England or Wales.
Samaritans: Emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.
08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)
Stop Hate Crime: Reporting + support for victims, witnesses & third parties.