Useful Links and Signposting

Useful Links and Signposting

Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) should keep handy the phone number for their local police child protection office, in an emergency dial 999.

Local Authority Children Services
CWOs should know the phone number for their area Duty Officer, in an emergency the Samaritans would be able to provide this number.

Local Safeguarding Children Board
Club Welfare Officers to keep a note of the contact details for their regional LSCB Chairman available from the website.

O2 - Keeping Kids Safe and
A guide to assist adults in understanding what kids do on their mobiles and the internet.

IWF - Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the only authorised organisation in the UK which, amongst other things, provides an internet 'hotline' for the public to report their exposure to potentially illegal child abuse images.

NSPCC Helpline  0808 800 5000
24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

  • An NSPCC run and funded website specifically for young people who can access individual mentors.
  •  Child protection in Sport Unit (3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1EZ T: 0116 234 7278)

Careline  0208 541 1177
Confidential crisis telephone counselling service for children, young people and adults.

The Samaritans  08457 90 90 90 
Nationwide, non-religious, non-political 24 hour confidential support.

Victim Support  0845 3030 900
Local Victim Support services provide emotional support, information and practical help for victims and witnesses.

Self Help  
The UK's free online specialised child protection resources.  A general list of 1000 self-help organisations in the UK.

UK Athletics Lead Child Protection Officer
David Brown CBE - his responsibilities include child protection, welfare and DBS procedures.
David can be contacted via on 0121 713 8450 or

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
PO Box 91  Liverpool L69 2UH
Helpline 0870 90 90 844