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"Safe To Play" a campaign to help keep children safe in sport


  1. Overview
  2. Safe to Play cards
  3. Virtual session to find out more


The National Working Group (NWG) Network and South Tyneside Safeguarding Children and Adults Partnership (STSCAP) have announced the launch of the 'Safe to Play' campaign.

The campaign will help improve the safety of children playing sport, participating in dance or drama and other activities outside of school.

Safe to Play cards

Safe to Play provides sports clubs and providers with cards to share with members including coaches, parents and carers.

When scanned with a camera, smartphone or tablet, the 'interactive' cards will deliver information and guidance on making sure sport is safe to play for children.

The cards are designed to help promote positive safeguarding messages to parents and carers, encouraging them to ask the important questions before they let their children attend activities.

The cards are free and will be available from June 2021.

You will be able to collect the cards from designated centres across South Tyneside.

Free Bystander training will also be available later in the year.

Virtual session to find out more

Virtual sessions are taking place to provide more information about the Safe to Play campaign and how it can safeguard children.

The sessions are aimed at parents, carers, coaches, volunteers or family and friends who are involved in sport and activity clubs.

The sessions are taking place on Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 8 June, 1.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Thursday 10 June, 6pm to 8pm

To reserve a place, email with the date you would like to attend.

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