Safeguarding in Sport

Everyone has a part to play and a responsibility to provide a safe environment for our children. Our Child Protection policy provides advice and guidance for Clubs, Club Child Protection Officers, parents and volunteers. We are continually reviewing training programmes to offer further support for staff and volunteers.

We as an association are aware of the changing world and our policies must remain current. Our procedures will continue to be in line with Scottish Government policies such as Getting it Right for Every Child and best practice. The 8 indicators of Wellbeing, which are known as SHANARRI, are Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, and Included.

Safeguarding in sport

The Camanachd Association work closely with agencies such as sportscotland, Children 1st, Police Scotland and NSPCC to protect people at all levels from harm. In cases of concern, we will act swiftly and appropriately using our established case management procedures. The Camanachd Association is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable sport.

Who to contact?

If you have any concerns in shinty at any time please contact our Child Protection Officer, Alaina MacLennan, at the Camanachd Association

Police Scotland
To report a crime: 101

Children First
Contact 0131 446 2300

The Samaritans
Contact – 08457 90 90 90

Victim Support – 0800 160 1985 


A free helpline, email and web-chat service for anyone concerned about a child. Use the Parentline Service to get free advice on a range of parenting topics. Whatever it is that affects your family, you can talk it over with us. We are here for you at the end of the phone or you can webchat, send an email or text. Call 08000 28 22 33 free and our trained call takers will listen and give you the time and space to talk things through. Parentline are open 7 days a week Monday to Friday, from 9am-9pm Saturday and Sunday, from 9am-12noon

PVG contacts

Volunteer Scotland
Disclosure Services
Helpline: 01786 849 777

Disclosure Scotland
Contact – 0870 609 6006

Key contacts

Respect Me:
Scotland’s anti-bullying service


UK Safer Internet Centre:

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP)

Recording a concern

Actions taken and reasons for decisions shall be recorded (in the order in which they happen) on the Concern Recording Form. This should be signed and dated by the Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer or the person appointed to manage the response process. Further guidance and support is available from your governing body Lead Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer and/or the Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Services:
T – 0141 419 1156
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Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Policy

To find our Anti-bullying Policy, click here.

Child Wellbeing and protection officers – Role Description

Child Wellbeing And Protection In Sport Policy – in full




If you have any concerns at any time please contact our Child Protection Officer, Alaina MacLennan at the Camanachd Association

Responding to Adult Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Briefing

This briefing paper, in conjunction with Open Secret, is designed to give you an overview of how you can best support an adult disclosing childhood sexual abuse and what ongoing support is available nationally for adult survivors of abuse.

The guidance in this paper relates only to adults over the age of 18 disclosing historical abuse and we would remind you that any concerns about the wellbeing of a child under the age of 18 should be dealt with using your current child protection policies and procedures.

Further Information

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport | Children 1st

0141 419 1156



0800 1111

Safeguarding in Sport

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Policy


Safeguarding in Sport has produced a number of free resources to equip people with the tools to ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun in sport. These resources are detailed across the features in this section and are for coaches, volunteers, parents, child protection officers, committees and boards – anyone who provides sport to children and young people.

A parent’s guide to finding a safe sports club for your child

This guide outlines 10 questions parents can ask of any sports club so they can familiarise themselves with child protection processes, assuage any anxieties and have confidence their child will be safe and enjoy the positive benefits of sport

Club Guidance

A collection of good practice guidelines and templates that your club can use to help promote children’s wellbeing and keep them safe in sport.


Safeguarding in Sport e-bulletin is produced on a regular basis throughout the year, keeping you up-to-date with all of the Safeguarding in Sport news. To subscribe to the Safeguarding in Sport e-bulletin please email .

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

Sharing Ideas and Good Practice

Sports clubs and governing bodies of sport in Scotland are developing practices in safeguarding to promote children’s wellbeing in sport.

A report has been developed in relation to Standard 4: Giving Children a Say – detailing how sport involves children and young people in decisions that affect them.

If you would like to profile your best practice in a future child wellbeing and protection in sport report, please email

Social Media guidelines for sports coaches, volunteers and athletes

We encourage sports organisations and athletes to use social media but to ensure that they do so responsibly. These guidelines to keep you safe online are designed to provide helpful, practical advice to individuals within sport.

Stay Safe & Have Fun In Sport leaflet

Stay Safe & Have Fun in Sport is a leaflet for children and young people to raise awareness about their right to be safe while playing sport. It suggests where children and young people can find help and support if they are worried about something. ‘Stay Safe and Have Fun in Sport’ is suitable for all children and young people 10 years and over.

To order printed copies (for a small charge) please call Safeguarding in Sport on 0141 419 1156, email: or use the contact form below.

Stay Safe & Have Fun or use the contact form below.

Training for coaches and volunteers

Training courses from Children 1st and sportscotland

Child and Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS): Board and Committee Members training ( – This eLearning is focused on the knowledge and skills board and committee members require, as they have responsibility for the management of the organisations approach to child wellbeing and protection in sport

Child and Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS): Board and Committee training (


To find out about the latest training courses, click here.