Our child protection policy
London Sport have achieved the advanced level of the safeguarding and protecting children in Sport standard, accredited by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) (part of the NSPCC). Our annual implementation plan, approved by Sport England and the CPSU demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement in this area.
We also provide guidance to partners to ensure sporting and physical activity opportunities within London is provided to the highest possible standard of care.
Safeguarding advice for organisations, coaches and individuals
The sporting community, like other areas of our society, recognises the need to protect children from individuals who may abuse positions. There are a number of steps that a sporting or leisure organisation can take to safeguard children and young people. Below are some useful resources in this area.
Child protection in sport training programmes
There are various training programmes available to make sure you or your organisation can ensure the safety of young people and vulnerable adults. The CPSU promote and deliver the following courses:
- Basic safeguarding courses and workshops
- National Governing Bodies of Sport who deliver safeguarding courses
- Distance learning programmes
- Designated person and welfare officer training
Visit the CPSU website for more information on these courses.
Our adult safeguarding policy
We are committed to working in partnership with organisations delivering sport within the capital, to promote the best practice when working with adults at risk.
As a result, London Sport have developed an Adult Safeguarding Policy, which we believe will help us all to safeguard adults at risk from potential abuse and exploitation, as well as protecting staff, volunteers and other adults in positions of responsibility from allegations.
Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity is a project funded by Sport England to help National Governing Bodies, County Sports Partnerships, regional partnerships and sport and activity organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk. For further information visit the Ann Craft Trust website.