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01 Jun 2018
Coaching Essentials

Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children

With a focus on Digital Kids in sport. 2018 edition.

This version of the renewal course includes the core refresher module plus the Safe Communication with Digital Kids module.

Imagine you discover one of your team has left threatening messages on a young person's social networking page after a poor performance. Would you know what to do?

This module will increase your confidence when it comes to communicating with children about sports sessions. You’ll learn how to take steps to keep children safe and protect yourself online, with information on:

  • the risks and benefits of using social media
  • how to use social media responsibly
  • online grooming and entrapment
  • online bullying
  • online racism.

Refresh and update your understanding of safeguarding at your convenience

Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), the ‘Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ eLearning course is a convenient way for you to refresh, consolidate and update your understanding of safeguarding at a time to suit you. An alternative to attending a face-to-face workshop, you can complete this fantastic course from the comfort of your own home – on a tablet or PC – so you can dip in and out to suit your lifestyle, while still keeping track of your progress.

* Check with your governing body of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not it recognises completing the eLearning as an appropriate way to renew your safeguarding training.

In this course you will:

  • Refresh your knowledge on current legislation and good-practice   
  • Build your confidence to recognise children’s welfare issues
  • Decide on the appropriate action to protect a child.
  • Identify the opportunities and dangers of different digital communications, including the potential for grooming, cyber bullying and accessing inappropriate internet content.
  • Identify best practice for using digital media.
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Full course details

  • The eLearning is suitable for you if you’re a coach, student, sports official, sport leader, parent or volunteer, aged 18 or over and have already attended the ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ (SPC1) workshop.

    As it is a refresher course, it is not appropriate if you have not had previous safeguarding training or are under 18. Most governing bodies of sport recommend coaches refresh their safeguarding training at regular intervals (eg every three years)*.

    * Check with your governing body of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not it recognises completing the eLearning as an appropriate way to renew your safeguarding training.

  • The course should take around 1 hour, but there's nothing to stop you leaving and finishing at your convenience.

  • You have access to the course for 12-months after enrollment.

  • Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course.

  • For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop.

    If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers.

    There are some videos in the course that feature audio, which we have included transcripts for to aid people with hearing impairments.

What do other people think of the course?

  • An excellent refresher and reminder about the issues surrounding safeguarding, without getting bogged down in too much detail. Excellent resources through the links too.
  • Enjoyable and informative, this can only enhance and improve the coaching environment and my own capabilities.
  • Great opportunity to upgrade knowledge on safe guarding and protecting children in an age where digital media and technology have a huge influence over children's lives.
  • Really great content. the ability to go back and view earlier content was useful, great resources and information. I have a lot more stuff to do visiting other relevant websites. Great links to other sites.
  • Brilliant to update my knowledge. The updates related to more information on the use of social media and other digital engagement to enhance coaching was very good!
  • It was well worth my doing this course. It refreshed my previous training and updated it where necessary! I would recommend it to all Coaches and Welfare Officers.