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Getting it right

9.00 - 16.00 (Full day)
Event type: 

Child Protection and Wellbeing in Sport

Sport has the capacity to bring joy to children and young people. For most it is a positive experience that develops social networks, confidence, transferrable skills and knowledge, as well as bringing physical health benefits. In some cases, however, the experience has the potential to be negative and traumatic, as highlighted by a number of recent high profile cases of abuse. 

This conference will look at how we can protect and ensure the wellbeing of our children and young people taking part in sport. 

With input from experts and leading bodies in child protection and wellbeing in sport, the conference will bring together PE teachers, active schools coordinators, coaches, team staff, volunteers and those involved in sport in community groups and school settings, to explore ways in which we can act with confidence to ensure the wellbeing of our children and young people participating in sport. 

Conference topics include: 

  • Exploring the wellbeing and protection continuum and taking a children’s rights approach in sports policy and practice 
  • Preventing abuse of positions of trust in sport 
  • Examples of best practice in safeguarding children in sport 
  • Tackling harmful, inappropriate sexual behaviour by young people in sport 
  • Travelling away with groups of young people
  • Embedding positive parental involvement in youth sport 
  • Listening to and reporting concerns 
  • Using sports clubs as protective structures. 

Who should attend

  • PE Teachers
  • Active Schools Coordinators
  • Coaches
  • Staff from sports teams and governing bodies
  • Volunteers and those involved in sport in community settings


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