Safeguarding at sports events

Episode 6,   Feb 26, 2020, 09:07 AM

In this podcast, we discuss how your sport organisation can make sure that your event stays safe for all children and young people by putting the right safeguarding procedures and policies in place.

Safeguarding in sport is everyone's responsibility and it's vital that all sport clubs and organisations have safe sport practices in place, especially when it comes to safeguarding at sports events.

We'll be talking to Michelle North, Head of CPSU and Senior Consultant, about the safeguarding needs for different sized sporting events, as well as what needs to be looked at pre, during and post sport event to help guarantee everyone involved has a safe and enjoyable experience. 

  • how to start the safeguarding process at sport events 
  • what to include in your events safeguarding policy 
  • sport event planning/risk assessments/getting information together before the event
  • codes of conduct for sport events
  • permission slips
  • overnight stays
  • first aid
A sporting event can cover all kinds of games or matches; from a rounders match on the Village Green to the Olympics; it could involve two teams, it could be a multi-team event or it could be international! Safeguarding measures need to be in place regardless of the size of the event.

Here at the CPSU we have developed a Safe Sport Events Tool which takes you through everything you need to know when planning safeguarding for your event; from grassroots games right the way through to competitive sport!

Michelle North – CPSU Senior Consultant and Head of CPSU
Kayla Xuereb-Shafi
– CPSU Information Officer

Make sure you visit the CPSU website for the latest information and guidance about safeguarding in sport. 


You can find the transcript of this podcast here as well as links to further information on this topic.