Energize, alongside a host of national and regional partners, work to ensure young people have a safe environment to take part in sport and physical activity.

We're here to provide a local expert for safeguarding and child protection advice to sports and physical activity organisations.


Energize STW Safeguarding Children and Young people policy

This policy appendix includes:

  • Advice on photography and use of images
  • Energize safeguarding incident reporting form
  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Useful contacts
  • Energize Volunteer Academy (Safeguarding considerations)


The following agencies are available to provide Safeguarding advice guidance and support:

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

The CPSU is a partnership between the NSPCC, and Sport England, and has a wealth of experience in developing safe sports environments. Its resource library provides templates, best practice examples and templates for you to use to ensure you are helping young people to take part in activity in a safe environment. 

National Governing bodies of sport (NGB’s)

NGB’s provide sport and activity specific safeguarding support. A list of all recognised NGB’s can be found here: Sport England list of NGBs

Safeguarding Partnerships (formerly Local Safeguarding Children Boards)

Local Safeguarding Partnerships have been set up and co-ordinate the local provision for child protection in each respective county.

Refer a concern

If you have a safeguarding concern about a local sports organisation or activity please contact us via [email protected] or telephone us on 01743 297191.

If you are affiliated to a national governing of sport body you can refer concerns direct to your NGB safeguarding lead.

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999

Further advice

Below is a list of useful agencies and other sources of advice and guidance:


Click here if you have a concern about a young person in Telford.


Click here if you have a concern about a young person in Shropshire.


Report abuse helpline - 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected]

Online report form 


Childline is for children only and is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything - 0800 11 11

Important update: Because of the coronavirus, Childline have had to make some changes to how Childline works. For now, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am-midnight.

Additional Resources

Due to the coronavirus children and young people are likely to be using online technology and devices more than usual to keep them connected, educated and entertained. Below are some resources to support the online safety of children and young people:


From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, NSPCC can help you to understand the risks. View their online safety resources here.


A practical guide for parents on how to keep teens safe online, including useful summaries of popular internet apps as well as the types of threats teens could be exposed to online. Access the Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety here.

Parent Zone

Guides for parents that includes information and advice on features good and bad, plus privacy and safety settings on the online services young people use. You can access the parent guides here.

Internet Matters

From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world. You can access the resources here.