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The AoCPP is proud to be launching our 'Safeguarding in Sport' Special Interest Group. This group will meet periodically throughout the year to discuss how we can improve child protection and safeguarding practices within sports organisations.

This SIG will be chaired by Dr Suzanne Everley, Head of Sport Social Science and a Reader in the Sociology of Physical Education, Activity and Health at the University of Chichester. And we'll be bringing together professionals and organisations from different areas within child protection and sport to contribute and shape the SIGs work.

But what can you expect from this first meeting?

At our launch meeting we'll introduce the SIG and what you can expect from us, as well as hearing presentations from Dr Sam Warner, Paul Stephenson and Jennie Smith with plenty of time left over for Q&As and to hear your own perspectives.


Dr Suzanne Everley - “Listening to Children’s Voices in Sport Research and Practice”,

Dr Sam Warner - “Understanding and working with trauma: the importance in performance, mental health and safeguarding”,

Paul Stephenson - TBC.

Jennie Smith, Safeguarding Today- TBC

It is clear that much more work needs to be done for us to keep children and young people safe in sport settings, so we look forward to having you join the conversation.

Book a place at this event below.

Free for AoCPP members.