Safeguarding and Child Protection

Together we can help people play sport, be active and stay safe

Looking for up to date advice on how to safeguard children and adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
The CPSU is working virtually and is available to provide advice and guidance through their inquiry system on their website. The CPSU have developed a resource to support you if you are updating your safeguarding policies and procedures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here for guidance from the CPSU on updating your safeguarding policies and procedures. 


The Ann Craft Trust 
The trust have collaborated with Club Matters to provide a new guide to safeguarding adults during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click here for a Guide to Safeguarding Adults during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. 


Guidance on remote teaching and coaching
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) have developed guidance on safeguarding in remote teaching and coaching.
Click here for the CPSU guidance on remote teaching and coaching. 


NSPCC guidance on safely teaching remotely
Schools are understandably worried about keeping children safe while teaching in an unusual setting and the NSPCC have been asked a lot about remote teaching and online learning. So they’ve pulled together some resources to help. Other teachers and tutors who don’t normally work in schools should also find these resources useful.
Click here for the NSPCC resources on safeguarding during remotes teaching.


Everyone involved in sport should be allowed to enjoy their experience in a safe and appropriate environment.

Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility but there are certain policies and procedures which should be in place at clubs and / or sports sessions.

Here at Leap (the Sport and Activity Partnership for Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes) we are committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults engaged in sporting activities across Bucks & MK; regardless of of their age, culture, ability or disability, gender, language, race, religious beliefs or sexual identity. Click here to view our Child Safeguarding Policy

Within this section of the website you will find information and resources on how to ensure that your club and/or session has the right processes and policies in place to be a safe and appropriate environment for all. Alongside which we provide information on what to do if you have a concern about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adults.

Reporting a concern

Ensuring your club / session is safe and appropriate.