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Safeguarding in sport


Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) Advice for parents and carers
Our Safeguarding Policy Advice for young people
Child Protection in Sport Unit Advice for clubs and organisations
Department for Education guidance FAQs
Safeguarding adults resource How do you treat young people playing sport?

Active Surrey Child Protection Toolkit

Contact us with your concerns

Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB)

The DBS was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and will provide a joined up service to combine the criminal records and barring functions. 

A DBS check may be needed for:

  • certain jobs or voluntary work - eg coaching young people
  • applying to foster or adopt a child.

Find out what you need to do at the Gov.UK website.


Child Protection in Sport Unit

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The CPSU aims to build the capacity of sports to safeguard children and young people in and through sport and to enable sports organisations to lead the way in keeping children safe from harm.

Visit their website

In partnership with the NSPCC, there is now an online Child Protecting in Sport course available.


Department for Education guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has revised its guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. 

The guidance is important to everyone who works with children and it’s vital that you read and follow the guidance as it will help you to respond to the individual needs of children in your care, in the most appropriate way.


How do you treat young people playing sport?

Watch 'Its our game not yours' - a powerful video from the perspective of young people in sport.

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Contact us with your concerns

If you are worried about the safety of child or young person taking part in an activity run by AS, or in another sporting environment, please contact:

Lawrie Baker (Sport Operations Manager)
Direct line: 01483 518957
Main switchboard: 01483 518944

We take the welfare of children and young people very seriously and have procedures in place to deal with any concerns raised.