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Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport

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These are overarching standards, which are intended to be relevant to all sports at all levels. They apply to sporting activity that takes place in an organised setting.

Umbrella, funding and controlling bodies may choose to use them for a variety of purposes, for example, to raise standards, to assist in decision making or for enforcement purposes.


  • Children and young people have a right to enjoy sport, free from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
  • All children and young people have equal rights to protection from harm.
  • All children and young people should be encouraged to fulfil their potential and inequalities should be challenged.
  • Everybody has a responsibility to support the care and protection of children.
  • Sporting organisations have a duty of care to children and young people who take part in sport.



 editors comments   

Editor's comments - [  The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit was established to work with sport organisations to provide support and advice on developing child protection policies and procedures in order to help them safeguard children and young people. These standards provide a framework for all those involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm. The CPSU also have produced a number of briefing papers providing guidance that are useful. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Child Protection in Sport Unit (2006) Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport (2nd ed). Leicester: CPSU.


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