What is the Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS) Tool?

  • It is a self-assessment and action planning tool that has been developed to support sports clubs and organisations in creating a positive and safe culture for children and young people.
  • It is based on the Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport , which all sports clubs and organisations should strive to meet.

What does it help me to do?

  • Self-assess how well your club is protecting children and young people and safeguarding their wellbeing.
  • Create an action plan specific to your club’s needs.
  • Find out ways your club could make improvements by providing:
    • suggested actions.
    • links to resources such as guidance, template policies and procedures. There are generic Children 1st resources as well as, where available, links from your Sports Governing Body (SGB).
    • links to useful organisations for further information and advice.

Who will see my information?

  • Your governing body and sportscotland will have access to your self-assessment but not your action plan. Children 1st will have access to this information too, but it will not be club identifiable.
  • Your information will only be used to help us identify and develop resources and support for clubs in achieving the Standards.

Where do I go for help?

  • Instructions on how to use the CWPS tool are in the ‘About this Section’ on relevant pages.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are at the top of every page.
  • If you still need help, contact your SGB, in the first instance, or the Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport service (contact details for both are in the FAQs).
  • A link at the bottom of every page is also there if you have a concern about a child or young person.

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