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Revised guidance

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 sphw@worc.ac.uk

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.

Other Sources of Information

Supportline: Support for children, young adults and adults including those affected by sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

01708 765200

NSPCC: Help for adults concerned about a child.

0808 800 5000

Childline: Line for children to talk about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

0800 1111

Challenging Behaviour Foundation: For families & professionals caring for children & adults with severe learning disabilities & challenging behaviour.

0300 666 0126

National Autistic Society: For impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism.

0808 800 4104

The Survivors Trust: Support & advice for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual abuse.

0808 801 0818

MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children): Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

0800 980 1958

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): Support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.

0808 801 0331

Action on Elder Abuse: Help and advice on all aspects of elder abuse.

080 8808 8141

National Dementia Helpline: Information, support and advice about dementia.


National Domestic Violence Helpline: Freephone 24hr national domestic violence helpline.

0808 2000 247

NSPCC dedicated footballers hotline: Free helpline for adults who experiences sexual abuse as a young footballer.

0800 023 2642

Thinkaction: Support for people with mild to severe mental health difficulties.

0300 012 0012

Mind infoline: Information on mental health and where to get help.

0300 123 3393

Drinkline: A free helpline for people concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.

0300 123 1110

FRANK: Friendly, confidential advice about drugs and drug use.

0300 123 6600

POhWER: Information, advice, support and advocacy services in England – to help your voice be heard.

0300 456 2370

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.

08 08 16 89 111

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.

0800 138 1625