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

Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) should know the phone number for their area Duty Officer, in an emergency the Samaritans would be able to provide this number.

Disordered Eating/Eating Disorder Guidance

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. It began life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, it has grown and developed over time to become Beat. Please visit the Beat website at for information on the resources, support and information available.

NSPCC,%20events%20and%20travel Highlights things that should be considered when taking children and young people away on trips – such as travel, ratios and insurance

Relative energy deficiency in sport – recognition and next steps infographic

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages. It has wide ranging adverse effects on all bodily systems and can seriously compromise long term health and performance.

As part of a blog on the British Journal of Sports Medicine website an infographic was published, this can raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals, coaches, athletes and also parents and other club members. Clubs may wish to download and use this infographic in their club houses.

Click here to download a copy of the infographic – Relative energy deficiency in sport – recognition and next steps – PDF 982kB

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.

Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk.

They have a Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Resources Pack and other useful resources.

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.

  • Child protection in Sport Unit (3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1EZ T: 0116 234 7278)


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.

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

UKA independent safeguarding review – Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the UKA independent safeguarding review have been published; click here to download.