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Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe…
Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe…
This sample children’s behaviour code for away trips and other activities is intended to be a guide. Ideally, children should also be consulted about what is acceptable behaviour, as they are more likely to follow the rules if they have taken part…
The medical form should be completed before the child leaves for a long trip or overnight event. It should be kept by the accompanying adults in case of an emergency and must be kept confidential. In some countries, children cannot be given…
A general risk assessment should be conducted every year. It aims to identify risks and the necessary actions to reduce or remove them. Conducting a regular risk assessment also helps to implement the child safeguarding policy – depending on the…
Abuse and harm can occur anywhere, both within and outside the family and club/organisation. Children may be harmed or abused by professionals, volunteers, carers, family members and other children. Children can be harmed in many ways, and often…
This form can be used to plan the actions required to meet minimum child safeguarding requirements and to further develop safeguarding procedures. It should be completed annually, but reviewed regularly (every three months is recommended). The…
This is a sample referral flowchart. These flowcharts are useful to show the pathway to handle cases of concern. It should be adapted by clubs/organisations to reflect the national context and discussions with local child protection services. The…
Sport must be a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all children, especially to achieve protection outcomes in sport for development projects. We love sport! It is not an exaggeration when we say that the majority of humans love sport and…
This article by Lauren Reichart Smith and Ann Pegoraro, published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (Vol.29, Iss.4), 2020, pp 373-392, analyses media framing of the Larry Nassar child sexual abuse case involving USA gymnastics and Michigan State…