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July 2019
Child Protection Case Studies: The Barry Bennell Case

Child Protection Case Studies: The Barry Bennell Case

Grooming Case Study: Crewe Alexandra Football Club have been in the media spotlight over the last few years after it was discovered that one of their coaches/youth scouts Barry Bennell had been grooming and sexually abusing young boys for 12 years.
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Safeguarding Advice: How do you deal with the crush?

Safeguarding Advice: How do you deal with the crush?

We’ve always done our best to focus on helping coaches save time, money, safeguard their members’ data and safeguard children in general. As a leading sports club membership software, the more we realise the opportunity we have to help coaches make a difference to their members’ lives, the more we’re inspired to keep doing more.
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May 2019
9 tips for appropriate touch in sport

9 tips for appropriate touch in sport

With more and more child sexual abuse in sport stories coming to light in the press recently, there is an ongoing pressure to be the best we can be as coaches and work to the best standard possible.
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April 2019
Child Protection Case Studies:  The Steven Grant Case

Child Protection Case Studies: The Steven Grant Case

Physical Abuse Case Study: Steven Grant ran Slicks Martial Arts in Milford Haven. Grant had no qualifications and was simply described as an ‘enthusiast’ in the specific area of Martial Arts.
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March 2019
Child Protection Case Studies: The Daniel Sanders Case

Child Protection Case Studies: The Daniel Sanders Case

Sexual Abuse Case Study: Daniel Sanders was a coach for Wrexham Tennis Club who once played professional doubles with Tim Henman. With a distinguished professional career behind him, he took to coaching at Wrexham Tennis Club in 2006...
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January 2019
Child Protection Case Studies: The EW Case

Child Protection Case Studies: The EW Case

Domestic, Physical & Sexual Abuse Case Study: This is a terribly sad case which we were made aware of by the NSPCC when doing our initial research for case studies.
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November 2018
Charities to Support this Christmas: NSPCC

Charities to Support this Christmas: NSPCC

The majority of us are extremely fortunate to grow up in loving family homes and experience Christmases filled with food, love and a little bit of magic. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 children in the UK are going through neglect – and this isn’t just through the Christmas period, it’s all year round.
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October 2018
Child Protection Case Studies: The DJ Durkins Case

Child Protection Case Studies: The DJ Durkins Case

Emotional Abuse Case Study: Just over a year ago in May 2018, 19-year-old Jordan McNair, a football player for Maryland showed signs of heatstroke and exhaustion in training and was hospitalised.
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March 2018
Guidance for sports clubs on self injury harm

Guidance for sports clubs on self injury harm

Coacha has many priority ‘olive-branches’ that are all equally as important as each other. Between data protection (GDPR), safeguarding and data security, we’re being kept pretty busy! One of these many olive branches that we’re committed to raising awareness for, is mental health. We know that 1 in 4 people suffer with their mental health and 1 in 8 people are actually receiving treatment.
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