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Keeping children safe in sport  

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The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC and Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales.

It offers advice, guidance and information as well as resources to assist with the safeguarding of children in sport.

Click here to view the  NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit website.

Sign up for a newsletter, checkout the CPSU NEWS page with its list of Safeguarding in Sports groups and  you can also follow on Twitter.


What can we do to keep children and young people safe in our sport group?

Click here to view information on putting safeguards in place  in your sports group. It links to a range of resources including:

  • a self assesment tool - how good is your safeguarding
  • an example of a safeguarding policy statement suitable for adaptation for your sports group
  • responding to and reporting concerns
  • how to record disclosures
  • codes of conduct for volunteers / employees, children / young people, and parents / carers
  • safer recruitment of volunteers and paid staff
  • whistle blowing.

Click here for City of Wolverhampton Council - Safeguarding checklist  for all clubs (including new and small clubs).


What do I do if I have suspicions a child or young person is at risk?

If a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999

To report your concerns in Wolverhampton, click here or call 01902 555392


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