CSPs are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all young people and vulnerable adults involved in sport. They believe every child and young person has the right to have fun, be safe and free from harm whether training for a local team, playing for a local club or representing their sport and country at international level.
CSPs work with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit, National Governing Bodies of Sport, sports coach UK and other organisations to support clubs and organisations in developing and promoting best practice and responding to concerns.
All CSPs have achieved the advanced level of the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport and are currently maintaining and embedding these standards by adopting the national safeguarding framework.
CSPs provide the following support to their local sporting communities:
- Work with partners to establish and implement agreed, consistent minimum safeguarding standards for sports activities locally
- Support clubs / sports organisation in creating Safeguarding Policy or Good Practice Guidance
- Provide advice and access to relevant safeguarding training courses for clubs, volunteers and coaches
- Provide information to young people, parents, clubs involved in sport with a concern on what steps to take to report these
- Provide information to statutory agencies and National Governing Bodies where a concern has been identified.