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Safeguarding in Sport

Everyone involved in sport and activity, whether they are a volunteer, participant, spectator or an elite athlete, should never have to worry about abuse or harassment. 

Safeguarding in sport is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing a safe space in which to play sport and be active.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping others safe and people should know what to do if they have any concerns. A key part of child safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children safe and building a culture of always acting in the best interest of all children.

Some of the general information available on these pages may be of assistance, however there are also specialist pages for sports organisation:

Sports England

The FA

Swim England


England Rugby


British Cycling 



Anyone who is a designated safeguarding lead for a sports organisation should consider attending local safeguarding training to ensure they are familiar with Solihull procedures