The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched a new website to ensure all sports organisations have access to the resources they need to safeguard children.
The website, supported by Sport England, will provide sports organisations with the most up to date advice, guidance and practice on safeguarding children in sport.
Right to enjoy sport safely
Sport England’s Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said: “This new website will help our partners to put children’s welfare at the heart of sport, by giving them easy access to up-to-date guidance. Every young person has the right to enjoy sport in a safe, welcoming environment.”
The CPSU, which was set up in 2001 following a series of high profile cases of abuse of young athletes by those in positions of trust, has worked closely with funded National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) to improve safeguarding practices.
Consistently high standards
Head of the CPSU Anne Tiivas said: "Our aspiration is for all sports to provide the same, consistently high standard of safeguarding for all children and young people.
“Since the CPSU was set up in 2001, we have seen an amazing amount of progress in safeguarding children. We want to extend our support to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of children participating in sports governed by recognised but non-funded NGBs receive the same level of protection."
Visit the new CPSU website at www.thecpsu.org.uk