What is the Child Protection in Sport Unit?
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) provides help and advice to anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people.
Working with sport to keep children safe
The CPSU is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Northern Ireland and the Sports Council for Wales. Since forming in 2001, CPSU has helped to protect over 6 million children in the UK.
Help for sports organisations and clubs
There are a number of steps you need to take to keep children safe. If your organisation has not yet developed a child protection policy, then we can help you put one in place. View our sample policy.
General help and advice
We can also give you advice on safer recruitment, planning away events, photography guidelines and standards for protecting children. Find out more.
View our free resources to help you keep children in your organisation safe. Choose from videos, publications, anti-bullying resources and much more. Find out more.
Information for researchers
Research into child abuse or child protection in sport is a challenging and often complex field of study. The CPSU can help you in your research including guidelines for commissioning research, suggested topics for study and a selection of useful books, articles and web resources. Find out more