Safeguarding and Child Protection resources

SportCheer England

For SportCheer England’s Safeguarding Policy, Guidance on Safe Recruitment and information about reporting concerns/allegations, see the Safeguarding page.

Sport England

Resources and information on sport specific safeguarding

UK Coaching

Resources and tools for effective, positive coaching

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Tick list for Child Protection Policy content

NSPCC Sports Unit

Resources and information on sport specific safeguarding (including their sport specific online training course)

NSPCC resources on a range of topics such as bullying, sexual abuse, trafficking, mental health, neglect etc

I Coach Kids

Resources on child protection and broader child centred topics such as motivating children in sport and child development

Save The Children

Downloadable fact sheets on a range of topics

Ann Craft Trust

Adult safeguarding

Citizens Advice

Easy to understand guide to who you should report to in what circumstances


Information and resources created for young people

Squad Safe

CPD accredited safeguarding course on Safeguarding in Cheerleading


To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).


If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

The Mix

If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using the form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.


If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email or text 07786 209 697.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

You can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.


If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.


If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

Victim Support Available 24hours per day for anyone who has been a victim of a crime 0808 168 9111


Rape Crisis national Freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year

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