City of York - Sports Coaches in Schools Guidance


This page and the City of York Sports Coaches in Schools Guidance has been co-produced by City of York Council and North Yorkshire Sport to assist and support schools in the safe recruitment and use of sports coaches.

City of York Council no longer runs the Coach ID card scheme and therefore does not endorse any individual to deliver under its banner. City of York also no longer process DBS checks for coaches. In light of this, schools are encouraged to follow their own safe recruitment processes when employing and deploying sports coaches in schools.

To download the City of York Sports Coaches in Schools Guide click the PDF below:

Do I need disclosure and barring service, criminal records checks and barred list checks?

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Useful links and supporting documents

City of York Safeguarding Children Board - E-Learning safeguarding awareness course

Sample Reference Request Form - roduced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

Keeping Children Safe In Education - DFE 2021

UK Coaching - Coaching in Primary Schools Toolkit

For further information on the content of this guide or for general sports coach recruitment in the City of York please contact:

City of York Council - Sport and Active Leisure team or 01904 553372

North Yorkshire Sport - Safeguarding Lead

Damien Smith (Head of Development) or 01423 637652