Basingstoke Sports Council

Serving Basingstoke's sporting community for over 25 years.

Child Protection

Help and advice for sports organisations and clubs from NSPCC

Safeguarding information for sports clubs

Table TennisThe majority of children who take part in sport do so in a safe and helpful atmosphere, with genuine support from the adults involved. But for the small minority of children who are abused during sporting activities, the picture is very different.

The sporting community, like other areas of our society, recognises the need to protect children from individuals who may abuse position of trust. There are a number of steps that a sporting or leisure organisation can take to safeguard children and young people. On these pages you'll find advice and information to help organisations, including:

The Governing Body of your sport will also have a safeguarding policy and will be able to give detailed guidance about how to respond to reports of suspected abuse.

For further help and advice, please contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit

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