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Advice for Parents and Guardians

In the UK many millions of children enjoy taking part in sport every week.

We know that parents and carers appreciate how important such participation is for a child’s health and development.We want to ensure that all children have the best possible experience. That’s why it’s important that sport takes place in an environment where children are safe from the possibility of any form of ill-treatment.

All organisations providing sports for children should welcome your questions about how they will keep your child safe. Sports clubs have specific responsibilities to make sure that their coaches and other staff are safe to work with children. Although most coaches want to work with children for the right reasons, and ill-treatment of children by sports coaches is very rare, clubs still need to check the background of people they employ. Clubs should be able to provide you with confirmation that staff and volunteers are suitable and have undergone the right checks.

Below you will find some documents that will help you, as parents and carers, make the right decision about where your child takes part in sport, and how to ensure their safety.

If you need information or documents in another format or language, please email c.woods@tees.ac.uk or call 01642 342287

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