It's All About Children and Young People: Implementing a child/young person centred philosophy in sport and recreation


The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for organisations/individuals that run sport and recreation programmes for children and young people (0-24 years). The guidelines encourage the development of a child/young person-centred philosophy that ensures that children and young people receive the greatest possible value from their participation and are encouraged to remain participating over time. The report explains why, how and what to implement and provides three guidelines to begin implementing this philosophy. The guidelines are:

  • ensuring that children and young people are provided with educated adult leadership;
  • providing appropriate development processes; and
  • committing to ethical practice.

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