Stadium management should be aware of the need to safeguard certain categories of spectators.  These include children, young people and adults at risk who may be unaccompanied or attending in large numbers as a result of ticket offers or other promotions. Staff working with such spectators, and individuals providing medical care, should undergo checks by the relevant disclosure and barring service.

Management should draw up a Safeguarding Plan, as part of the Operations Manual, including ticketing strategies, entry policies and staffing.

When drawing up a Safeguarding Plan, management should also be aware of their responsibilities under the relevant pieces of legislation, including the Children Act 1989, the Children Act 2004 (England and Wales), the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Further information is available in the Green Guide.