Safeguarding children in sport

The standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport are issued by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU):

The Child Protection in Sport Unit works to ensure that children and young people involved in sport are safeguarded from harm. They provide a wide range of help and advice for:

  • children and young people
  • parents and carers
  • clubs and coaches.

You can also download the Code of Practice for Sports Coaches [PDF], provided by Sports Coach UK.

Safeguarding courses

Living Sport, our county sports partnership regularly organises safeguarding courses across the county, some of which are held in Cambridge. Contact Living Sport for more information.

Many national governing bodies of sport now also include mandatory safeguarding courses within coaching awards to ensure candidates are knowledgeable on safeguarding issues. For more information, please contact your national governing body.

Help make sport safe

Living Sport has produced the following document for download:

Child protection contacts