Virtual events and competitions for children: Safeguarding guidance for activity deliverers [NSPCC]

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.


  • Introduction
  • Pre-activity planning
  • Delivering a virtual activity for competition entry
  • Mitigating risks