What we do Safeguarding Safeguarding resources for Children & Young People 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. Policy 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) Refer a concern If you have a safeguarding concern about a local sports organisation or activity please contact us via [email protected] or contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer Harry Cade 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 Support agencies 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. Information is also available to support procedures for safe away trips which can be found here. 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. Telford Safeguarding Partnership Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership Support available for children and young people Childline 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 Covid-19, 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. Home Office The Home Office has created a new campaign, 'Something's Not Right', to help secondary children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown.'Something's Not Right' has been developed in close collaboration with the NSPCC, Barnardo's, The Children's Society, Internet Watch Foundation and the Marie Collins Foundation. Young Minds Young Minds are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. If you're feeling different from usual or noticed a change in your behaviour, find out about some common feelings and symptoms, how to cope, and where to go to get help by clicking here. Further support for organisations, clubs, groups or parent/carers Below is a list of useful agencies and other sources of advice and guidance: Telford Click here if you have a concern about a young person in Telford. Shropshire Click here if you have a concern about a young person in Shropshire. NSPCC Report abuse helpline - 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected] or use the Online report form CPSU CPSU have created a Parents' Hub to sign-post parents to all the advice you need to keep your child safe in sport, from choosing safe clubs and activities, to supporting your child in a positive way. The Parents' Hub can be found here. Activity Alliance Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity and have safeguarding information, advice and guidance on their website. Stonewall Stonewall will work with all organisations to ensure they offer inclusive, equal and inspiring environments for LGBTQI+ people, and to empower them as advocates and agents of change in wider society. Further information, resources, help and advice can be found on their website. Sporting Equals Sporting Equals is an independent body that actively works to promote ethnic diversity throughout the sporting community. They exist to empower organisations, individuals as well as communities to achieve their full potential and promote a more active and healthier lifestyle. Further information, research and advice can be found on their website. Department for Education The DfE have published a code of practice offering non-statutory guidance for providers offering out of school activities and tutoring. Click here to view the guidance. Additional resources for organisations, clubs, groups or parent/carers 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: NSPCC 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. MyTutor 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.