National Safeguarding Unit (NSU) - Safe Activities For Everyone

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Use this section if you require information to help you run safe sporting activities for children, or if you’re a parent or carer who wants to keep your child safe while taking part in sport.

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Northern Ireland and the Sport Wales.

The CPSU works with UK sports councils, governing bodies and other organisations to help them reduce the risk of child abuse during sporting activities. Please contact the CPSU with any queries and for resources that are relevant to sports bodies.

Telephone 0116 234 7278 or email


Video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
These videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people - including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.

Helping keep your child safe in sport: child protection leaflet for parents (PDF)
Produced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, this document gives guidelines for parents about making sure their children remain safe in sports settings. It aims to enable parents to ask the right questions about important safeguarding measures that sports providers should have.

Parent checklist for youth activities (PDF)
This leaflet for parents, produced by the Scottish Executive, sets out some basic questions that parents might like to ask about safeguarding children in sport, youth organisations, clubs and their leaders.  It also will be useful to parents who volunteer to run sporting events themselves (for example, if you’re a parent who runs a football team).

Sign up for Relay

Child Protection in Sport Unit newsletter cover, Relay Relay, the CPSU newsletter, is released every 2 months. You can subscribe to receive the latest news and information from the sports sector via the CPSU website.

You can also follow @TheCPSU on Twitter.

Next steps 

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Find out more about what safeguarding means, and what your responsibilities are.

You and the Safe Network
Find out how the Safe Network can help your organisation safeguard children.

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