International Safeguards for Children in Sport


This document details eight safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people. Reflecting international legal and child protection standards and good practice, these Safeguards have been informed by research conducted by Brunel University with a diverse range of perspectives from different countries and have been piloted by organisations all over the world.

The eight safeguards are:

  • Developing Your Policy
  • Procedures for Responding to Safeguarding Concerns
  • Advice and Support
  • Minimising Risks to Children
  • Guidelines for Behaviour
  • Recruiting, Training and Communicating
  • Working with Partners
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

International Safeguards for Children in Sport was launched at the Beyond Sport summit in Johannesburg in October 2014.

Click here to access the International Safeguards for Children in Sport and and here for the implementation guide.