Merseyside Sports Partnership has achieved the Advanced Standard of the National Standards for Safeguarding & Protecting Children; a benchmark of good practice for sports organisations developed by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. We are committed to promoting good practice in the care of children and young people in sport.


The purpose of the standards are:

  • To help create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.
  • To provide a benchmark to assist those involved in sport to make informed decisions.
  • To promote good practice and challenge practice that is harmful to children.

Below are links to our key Child Protection statements, and you can download full documents also. If you are a child or young person who needs help, please go to the Childline website or the NSPCC Helpline website.

If you are a sports club looking for more detailed information on child protection in sport, please visit the Child Protection in Sport Unit website. This includes links to excellent resources and publications, including the Safesport Away guide for clubs taking children and young people away on trips.



MSP Child Protection Policy & Procedures Sep 2012