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Other Safeguarding Organisations and Resources

Browse the links below to find out more about some other safeguarding organisations and resources that we recommend.

Other Organisations

Click or tap the links below to find out more about the following safeguarding organisations.

Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) works to help achieve the NSPCC mission to end child abuse.It is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales and specialises in minimising the risk of child abuse during sporting activity.

The CPSU works with a range of organisations such as:

  • UK Sports Councils
  • National Governing Bodies (NGBs)
  • Active Partnerships (previously known as County Sports Partnerships)

You can find further information, resources and webinars at

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

The NSPCC are the leading charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.

Alongside Swim England’s own procedures for responding, reacting and reporting concerns about a child, we also promote the use of the NSPCC helpline.

This helpline service is for adults concerned about a child. You can contact them by phone or online to get advice or to share your concerns about a child -anonymously if you wish. It’s staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who know how to spot the signs of abuse and what to do to help.


In 2006 Childline and the NSPCC joined forced to help and support more children across the UK.

Childline is free, private and confidential and exists to help and support anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they’re going through.

Children and young people can talk about anything with trained counsellors to support them any time of the day or night. You can talk to ChildLine on the phone, by e-mail or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat.

Call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to www.childline.org.uk for advice and support.


Mind is a charity providing help and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem and actively campaigns to raise awareness, improve services and promote understanding.

Further information and links to helplines can be found on Mind’s website.


ThinkuKnow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command.

It aims to inform children about the risks of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and off, and educate them as to how they can reduce these risks.

Further information and resources can be found on the ThinkuKnow website.


The h2bsafer (how to be safer) hub is designed to provide information and advice that is easy to access and simple to understand.

Use the short videos and step-by-step prompt cards to ensure you have a safer online experience.

Further information can be found at h2bsafetycentre.com.

Pride in Water
Founded in 2020, Pride in Water aim to enhance the support, visibility and engagement of the LGBTQ+ community within the aquatic disciplines.Organisationally we aspire to support the network with these 3 objectives whilst helping to grow the network.

Sporting Equals
Working to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, Sporting Equals have 3 core aims.These include: raising awareness of the needs of ethnically diverse communities within the sport and physical health sector, empowering communities and individuals and advising and supporting policy makers and deliver bodies to be inclusive.

Activity Alliance
Formerly the English Federation of Disability Sport, Activity Alliance pushes for disability-inclusion to be at the heart of all plans in sport and activity.They have created an organisational membership, numerous pieces of insight and programmes such as the ‘Inclusive Activity Programme’ to help achieve this goal.

NSPCC Campaigns and Resources

Talk Pants

With the help of their friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, the NSPCC have made it simple for parents to talk to their children about staying safe from sexual abuse.

Parents can find information, a fun video and resources at the NSPCC’s PANTS website.

O2 Online Safety Partnership

It can be hard to keep track of what children are doing on social networks, apps and games or know how to keep them safe.

The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help adults and parents untangle the web and teach children to be Share Aware.

Further information, parent advice and resources can be found at the online safety partnership web page.

If you have a questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network the NSPCC and O2 have expert advisors available on their free helpline at 0808 8005002.