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Five Pillars of Duty to Care

  • Safeguarding

  • Inclusion

  • Diversity

  • Well-being

  • Mental Health

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NEW! Duty to Care Toolkit and Digital Badge

Earn our nationally recognised Duty to Care 'Digital Badge' by demonstrating your knowledge of the principles of duty to care: Safeguarding, Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health and Well-being.

Simply enrol and complete the five free Knowledge Checks attached to each of these five pillars. There is an extensive suite of learning and we signpost you to the most relevant resources to help you refresh your knowledge around each theme. 

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While the spread of COVID-19 is continuing to prove a major challenge for coaches, it cannot stop you gathering knowledge and growing your skills.

We can support you to continue online and help you use your downtime effectively to get ready for the future, so that when things return to normal you will be stronger for the experience. 

As well as providing advice on delivering great coaching sessions, we will continue to share and interpret up-to-date government guidance regarding the phased returns of coaches to coached activity.

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In accordance with Public Health England recommendations, we are operating business as usual for the foreseeable future with many of our functions moving online.

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STEP Back into Coaching with Confidence

In our online community ConnectedCoaches we have shared practical measures coaches can take to help them manage social distancing in their sessions whilst retaining the central components of safety, fun, creativity, challenge, social engagement and skill development.

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