Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

The development of new guidance and scenarios is designed to counteract the latest threats to emerge that could impact on the physical or mental health of children in modern Britain.

The workshop ensures your coaches are equipped with the tools to recognise and respond appropriately to issues of safeguarding and child protection.

The workshop is a ‘Minimum Standard for Active Coaches' requirement for many governing bodies of sport1. It constitutes part of the basic standards a coach needs to be able to carry out their role safely and effectively. It can also be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport (eg within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents), an estimated 76% of whom undertake these roles on a voluntary basis.

‘The “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshops and resource meet the key safeguarding learning needs of coaches and other sports staff and volunteers. The NSPCC and its Child Protection in Sport Unit fully support the new workshop and resources to help organisations and individuals to act to make sport the best it can be for current and future generations.’

Anne Tiivas, Director of the Child Protection in Sport Unit

What Coaches Will Learn:

  • To identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching.
  • To explore their own values and feelings in relation to child abuse and appreciate how these may potentially impact on their response.
     
  • To recognise possible signs of child abuse.
     
  • How to take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Help coaches to create a positive sports experience for young people.

‘Becoming a UK Coaching Licensed Partner gave us the opportunity to tailor the “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshop to best help our clubs and coaches to develop. I would happily recommend both the workshop and becoming a Licensed Partner to other organisations.’

Kirstie Thirde, Compliance Manager, England Golf

> Discover how the ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshop has made a remarkable difference to England Golf

Accompanying Resource

This workshop comes with a fantastic supporting resource Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople, which will help your delegates in their future coaching.

How to Book this Workshop

It's simple. First, you inform us of your preferred date, time and venue using the workshop booking form.

Then, your UK Coaching workshop administrator will:

  • send you some more information if you are not already a UK Coaching workshop partner.
  • secure and confirm a UK Coaching tutor for the event.
  • publish the event in the workshop finder on our website (if you want us to do so in order to attract more attendees)
  • despatch copies of the accompanying resource to you nearer the time

After the workshop, we will then post certificates to the people who attended.

Please note: All workshops booked for 15 January 2017 onwards will automatically be the updated version. If you are delivering this workshop under licence, you workforce can be re-orientated with our online tutor package, to deliver this updated version, at no cost to your organisation. Please contact us for more details. If you still have stocks of the old resource that you wish to use, our tutors can still deliver the old version up to the end of March 2017. Please get in touch if this is the case.

Further Information

Please note anyone under the age of 16 should not attend this workshop and will not receive a certificate. Instead you should organise Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) which delivers age-appropriate safeguarding information and advice for participants who are themselves children in the eyes of the law.

Unsure if this is the correct 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' workshop you should be organising? View this helpful diagram (PDF).

Number of Learners:

6 - 20 

Delivery Method:

Theory (interactive).

Supporting Resource:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople Workbook (Updated 2017)

Facilities Required:

A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (ie at least 12 x 12 metres). All venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have
additional needs (eg wheelchair users).

Equipment Required:

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens.

Target Audience:

UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaches. The workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport1. It constitutes part of the basic standards a coach needs to be able to carry out their role safely and effectively. It can be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport (eg within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents), an estimated 76% of whom undertake these roles on a voluntary basis.

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, your delegates will be able to:

  • identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
  • explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
  • recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
  • take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise

Price

£250 (for 6-20 learners) plus £9.49 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

 
> Request a workshop for your coaches

If you have any queries contact the Workshop Booking Centre by email or telephone on 0845-601 3054

The NSPCC receive 33% of the proceeds from the SPC1 resource to help them continue their excellent work protecting children across the UK.

1Governing bodies of sport set their own standards for safeguarding training. The NSPCC’s recommendation is that anyone with regular responsibility for children and young people should undertake face-to-face training and the same applies to UK Coaching's Minimum Standards for Active Coaches. Face-to-face training allows delegates to ask questions in a safe environment facilitated by a qualified safeguarding tutor. It also provides the opportunity to discuss specific safeguarding issues that arise during the training. Refresher training is available online. Recommended to be completed at three-yearly intervals.

2 This workshop is available to deliver under the Licensed Workshop Partner scheme. If you are delivering this workshop under licence, you workforce can be re-orientated with our online tutor package, to deliver this updated version, at no cost to your organisation. Please contact us for more details.

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