Club best practice

All cheerleading clubs should follow the government guidance for Keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs and tuition: non statutory guidance for providers running out-of-school-settings


All cheerleading clubs should have the minimum standards in place for Safeguarding:

  • A Child Protection Policy and procedures

  • A designated person (safeguarding lead) to report concerns to

  • A code of conduct for staff and athletes

  • Safe recruitment practice, procedures and DBS checks

  • Induction and supervision of staff

  • Regular Safeguarding training

  • Processes for responding to bullying

  • Processes for responding to online abuse

Useful guides to help audit your club or organisation for safeguarding and risk assessment:

The Safer Dance Safeguarding Checklist: Safer Dance – Checklist: www.dsswg.org.uk

CPSU Safeguarding self-assessment tool: https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-advice/assess-my-organisation/


For resources on how to develop policies, processes and training, go to our “Useful links and resources” page.