There is growing concern being expressed about what is and what is not permissible in the area of physical contact with children and young people in sport.
Some misleading and inaccurate information has been promoted within the sports sector and this can undermine the confidence of coaches and others in applying safe and appropriate coaching methods.
There have also been instances where some coaches and other adults who are motivated to harm and abuse children and young people have done so by falsely claiming that their behaviours were legitimate teaching, coaching or caring practices.
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has provided guidance to all those involved in working with young people in sport. To view the guidance on the CPSU website please click here.Add to My Folder