Keeping Children Safe
Sport Taranaki advocates to provide safe environments for children and young people where they can have maximum enjoyment in a sporting or physical activity context
Children want to be in an environment that is safe and supportive, where they are encouraged to be the best they can be and gain maximum enjoyment from what they are doing.
Safe sport for children is about balancing what children want to get from their sports experience while ensuring they are not subject to harm caused by an adverse social/or physical environment.
Children can be harmed through their experiences of sport and recreation. This harm can take many forms including:
Harmful practices have no place in children's sport.
Some sports, especially contact sports, contain an inherent risk of some physical harm by participating in that sport. the risk may be entirely acceptable if it is appropriate for the children involved. This risk should be identified, understood and addressed by specific risk management plans/measures to minimise and/or eliminate the risk if appropriate to do so in the circumstances.
These resources are designed to help you:
Safe Sport for Children resource booklet, video and child protection policy template can be found here.
Further resources to support child protection here.
Sport NZ Child safeguarding policies and proceedures
Spaces and Places Lead
Phone: 027 406 6123
Phone:(06) 759 0930
Location:Maratahu St, New PlymouthNew Zealand