Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport A resource for sports organisations to use in training and group learning

Deaf and disabled children increasingly benefit from taking part in sport activities. But research shows that they are at significantly greater risk of abuse and neglect than their peers (Jones et al, 2012).

Addressing their specific safeguarding needs will enable many more to join in the fun.

This training resource will help sports organisations include and safeguard deaf and disabled children more effectively.

The DVD features relevant scenarios that highlight key issues relating to sports and disability, along with expert commentary.

The resource also includes guidance and information to support discussions on these issuess as well as information on a range of disability types and implications for coaching.

The resource also contains:

  • examples showing how individuals, clubs and other activity providers can adopt practices to safeguard deaf and disabled children more effectively
  • training tasks and exercises.

This resource will help you

  • understand barriers to the inclusion of deaf and disabled children in your sport, their additional vulnerability and needs
  • consider ways in which they can be more effectively included and involved
  • provide practical information and guidance for coaches and others with responsibility for deaf and disabled children
  • ensure that all policies, processes and practices safeguard and respond to the needs of this group
  • provide training, presentations and other learning opportunities to managers, staff and volunteers at different levels, in a flexible way.

Author: NSPCC and Triangle
Published: 2011

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