Young People with additional vulnerabilities
Some young people have additional vulnerabilities and support needs. We want these young people to take part and enjoy the benefits of physical activity and sport and they can. To create this safe and welcoming environment, organisers of activities need to take some time to think about any additional safeguarding measures required for these young people, whether playing for fun or competing at national or international level.
By following the links you can find more information on why these young people could be more vulnerable and what you could do to support them more.
Deaf and Disabled children and young people
- Why deaf and disabled children are additionally vulnerable, and what steps can be taken by to safeguard them
- Resources to help you make sport more accessible for all children and young people
- Inclusive Coaching
- How to break down barriers and make it easier for disabled young people to get involved in sport
- Active and Inclusive
LGBT+ young people
- Creating a welcoming environment for LGBT+ young people
- How to prevent and respond to incidents of homophobia and transphobia
- How to support young people within your club
Talented and elite athletes
- Safeguarding talented and elite athletes
- Advice to young people from elite athletes
- Eating disorders in sport
- General information about young carers
- Some useful guidance produced by the Scouts Association including some practical tips for supporting young carers in scout groups which could be applicable to community and sports groups/clubs.