Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, sports clubs and organisations have found themselves in a position of having to look at alternatives to face-to-face training and events. This has resulted in events and competitions taking place virtually.
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has published a briefing paper highlighting safeguarding responsibilities when running virtual events and competitions for children and ways to mitigate risks associated with using digital platforms. Separately the CPSU has published a safeguarding planning checklist for sports organisations and activity providers who are running events for children and young people.
- Pre-activity planning
- Delivering a virtual activity for competition entry
- Mitigating risks