Recent investigations into the Professional Footballers Association following historical allegations of child sexual abuse, has raised concerns over safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport.
In July 2016, Essex Safeguarding Children Board published guidance to parents on choosing activities, clubs or tuition.
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be informed if you any have concerns where it is believed that a person working with children has;
- behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
- possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children.