Safeguarding Sport: For Children
Sport gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities and amaze yourself with what you can do! For a very few children, their fun is spoilt by people who do or say things that hurt or frighten them.
What these children are experiencing may be abuse, and they may feel they have no one to talk to about it, or that no one will listen to them or believe what they say.
Merseyside Sports Partnership wants to do everything it can to stop these things happening, and to help those who may be affected. This is called ‘Child Protection.’
Who does it help?
Child protection is for all young people under 18 regardless of colour, beliefs, sexuality or anything else, everyone should be safe from harm.
Where can I get help?
Here’s some advice if you think you are being abused or have been in the past:
- Tell an adult you trust as soon as possible. This could be: a parent or someone else in your family; a teacher or school counsellor; your doctor or school nurse.
- Make sure you are not alone with the person who has tried to harm you.
- Contact Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org They will know who can help you in your area.
- Merseyside Sports Partnership has a Child Protection Officer you can talk to about your worries