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Guidance For Coaches
This section provides information for sport coaches, officials, leaders and volunteers about their responsibilities to safeguarding and protecting children and young people. Guidance on codes of good practice from a variety of sources will assist you in providing a safer sporting environment.
NGB Codes of Practice, Ethics and Conduct can be viewed below
A wide range of resources can also be accessed from the resourcessection of this website
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has a number of video scenarios designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people
South Yorkshire Sport iCard:Provides information and advice on where to go for help and how children and young people should behave. This can be downloaded or hard copies are available by contacting us
Safeguarding Toolkit- Click here to view the safeguarding toolkit which has a range of resources and templates
Safeguarding Children at Junior Sporting Events at Licensed Premises:
As you know, junior sports events such as presentation nights, fund-raisers and tournaments can be a fun, family experience with sport at the centre; but sometimes, particularly when alcohol is around, events don’t run as smoothly or as safely as they should - putting children - and the reputation of your club -at risk.
To help clubs run events where children learn to socialise, enjoy themselves and celebrate sport within a safe environment, the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board in consultation with Sheffield & Hallam District Football Association, the licensed trade has produced some guidance. The leaflet includes a checklist to help you manage the risks associated with alcohol at your events.
The following workshops and courses are available to assist coaches and provide valuable information to support their delivery of activities
Safeguarding & Protecting Children- This workshop is aimed at any individual who is involved in coaching, leading or assisting with children’s activities. It includes topics covering good coaching practice, recognising signs of abuse and the correct course of action to take.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practice- This new workshop is designed for qualified coaches to build upon the practical experiences they have gained in their day-to-day role as a coach.
Equity in Your Coaching- Aimed at coaches who wish to ensure that their coaching practices are fair and equitable and to raise coaches’ awareness to the barriers that participants may face.
NSPCC- Keeping Children Safe in Sport
Safeguarding Children- Online Education and training for individuals and organisations that work within and provide support for the children’s workforce
Guidance for coaches - Useful resources for teachers and coaches from Thinkuknow.com