Responsibilities and Guidance

Children and Young People

If you are a child or young person and have any concerns about something that happened to you or to someone you know here is some useful information for you.
Advice for children and young people


If you are a parent or carer and want to know how you can be sure that the sports club your child belongs to is safe here is some useful advice.


All sports clubs should adopt a child protection policy, which outlines what they will do to ensure the safety and welfare of junior members. The CPSU have lots of support and guidance for clubs about putting safeguarding standards in place. Club Safeguarding information

Guidance on Behaviour

It is important that everyone within your club knows what is or is not acceptable conduct. Codes of Conduct can help clarify to your members what you expect and what is appropriate. Active Suffolk has produced three codes of conduct for:

  • coaches,
  • players
  • parents/carers

Please download the codes of conduct from the list below.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is part of the NSPCC. They can offer you and your club guidance and advice on child protection issues, from implementing policies to managing difficult behaviour with members of your club. For more information go to