RESOURCES

All the information you need.
In one place.

 

WHAT IS ABUSE IN SPORT?

The Child Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC has information on grooming, bullying, neglect and poor practice. It also has definitions of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in sport.

 

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

UK Athletics have uploaded their policies around safeguarding, whistleblowing and anti-bullying, along with their codes of conduct for athletes, coaches, team managers, officials and medical staff. They also have a young person's guide to child protection.

 
 

WHAT IF I'M SCARED ABOUT REPORTING?

West Midlands Police have an online generator where you programme in your situation and it gives you targeted options, advice and information. Much of the information is transferable to other areas of the UK. Click the first button below if you are concerned about reporting child abuse, and the second button if you're worried about reporting sexual assault.

 
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WHAT IF I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE OFF THE RECORD?

If you're 18 or under you can call Childline on 0800 1111, or talk to them online. (You can view their confidentiality promise here). If you're over 18, the Samaritans is available to call on 116 123. Whatever your age, you can also access support via text by sending "SHOUT" to 85258. These services are available 24/7.

Mental health charity, Mind, offers an extended list of helplines.

 

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