Safeguarding during Covid-19

During lockdown sports clubs still have a duty to safeguard their members young and old.

Below we have gathered together links to resources and advice to help support clubs in their safeguarding duties at this time and also numbers to call if you have any worries about a child or vulnerable adult. See our safeguarding pages for more.

Advice

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) have range of resources to help keep children safe in sport. This includes safeguarding advice around remote teaching and coaching and a range of webinars. Visit the website

Ann craft trust is a leading UK authority on safeguarding adults and young people at risk. Their webpage has been updated to include dedicated Covid-19 resources. Visit the website

Online sessions

Zoom – If you are running an online class for participants using Zoom you should be aware of safety risks, and how to make your session as secure as possible.  Follow this link for more advice

If you are a parent of a child or teenager the NSPCC have a page related to live streaming and video apps, and how to keep your child safe or visit  the website www.net-aware.org.uk/ for information about keeping children safe online.

Training

UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children

UK Coaching are delivering their safeguarding and child protection virtually. This interactive online classroom will help coaches recognise poor practice and the red flags of abuse, while also prompting a review of your coaching practice to ensure that you provide a positive and enriching experience for all children.

The course has been awarded 3 CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Follow this link to book your place on an upcoming session

If you are worried about a child

You can call the NSPCC  helpline on 0808 800 5000 or you can email help@nspcc.org.uk

Childline is still available ready to support children and young people at this time. The website  is available 24/7 and you are still able to access all of the features including ‘your locker’. Childline counsellors are currently available from 9am until midnight for any concern large or small. Call 0800 1111