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UK Coaching, NSPCC and CPSU

Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+)

This workshop is for young people (aged 13-17) involved in volunteering activities, but are too young for the adult ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ certification

Organisations: In line with current Government restrictions UK Coaching will be happy to accept bookings now for sessions to run using the UK Coaching tutor team.

The welfare of our learners and tutors is of paramount importance to us during these difficult times. UK Coaching recognises the value coaches hold in learning in a face-to-face environment. As such, face-to-face delivery should be undertaken only with appropriate COVID-safe precautions in place and will be entirely at the risk of the partner delivering the session.

Please get in touch if you would like to learn more.

Coaches: If you have any questions relating to the adjustments being made to ensure COVID-safe delivery of our workshops via our partner organisations, please check directly with your workshop organiser.

While you are waiting for a face-to-face course you can learn how to develop your coaching skills further by exploring our resources bank of tips, guides and videos.

This workshop will help you understand how to keep children and yourself safe in the sessions you are leading.

It is designed to introduce young coaches, officials, volunteers and sports leaders to the concept of ‘good safeguarding practice’ and is the ideal environment for you to develop your confidence in how to identify what abuse of a child in sport may look like and how you should take action appropriate to your age and status. 

You will be able to:

  • identify and recognise good volunteering practice for keeping children safe
  • recognise what to do if you have concerns about a child
  • support safe sports sessions for children.

You will receive a digital copy of Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) to guide you in your future coaching.

The 14-page resource includes sections on:

  • What do safe and unsafe volunteers look like?
  • A Categories of Abuse table with explanations and examples
  • Activity sheets to fill in that will help you get better at what you do by offering direction as you continue to work on your knowledge and skills
  • Advice on where to go to for more information.

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Session fee with digital resource only

Workshop fee £385 (for up to 16 learners), which includes delivery fee, digital resource and certification for every learner.

Session fee with hard copy resource bundle

£450 for up to 16 learners, which includes delivery fee, digital resource, hard copy resource and certification for every learner. Please note: resources are posted to one central location, to a UK address only. Please contact our customer services team for postage costs outside of the UK.

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

If you have an in-house trainer you can deliver this workshop under licence.


2-hour workshop.

Number of learners

A minumum of 6 and a maximum of 16 people.

Delivery methord

Theory and practical workshop. We strongly recommend that another adult, who has familiarity with some or all of the group, is available to support the tutor in this session.

Accompanying learning

All learners will receive access to our accompanying digital resource, Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+). If you wish to buy hard copy resources for your coach, we have created a 'bundle' price which incorporates the workshop price, a set of 16 hard-copy resources, and delivery to one UK address (for deliveries to multiple addresses, or an address outside of the UK, please contact our customer services team)


We will do most of the work for you! We will:

  • send you the accompanying learning materials (if applicable)
  • confirm a UK Coaching trainer to run the session
  • send you and your delgates confirmation of the session, including all logistical information
  • email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience.

Book a space

A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (at least 12 x 12 metres). All venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users). Where possible, a room with WIFI connectivity would be preferable. Please supply the login and password details to the tutor, where applicable.

Send us your list of delegates (at least 5 working days prior to the session)

Using this we can set up your learners with access to their resource and email the session confirmation to you and them.

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take any appropriate payment.

Arrange any relevant equipment

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens are required. Internet access would be beneficial.

Support your learners

During the event you should be present to meet and support the tutor and provide any additional signposting advice to your learners.

Do you have your own tutor team? Save on each workshop you deliver and take advantage of further benefits by becoming a UK Coaching Licensed Partner.

What People Think

The young people went away from the workshop with a clear understanding of what they should do if a safeguarding situation arose, which helped their overall confidence.

Suzanne Gough, Head of Coaching and Volunteering, Youth Sport Trust

Can't find a course?

Our partners run our face-to-face workshops across the UK. They may run a workshop near to you if enough people express interest.

If you live in England, get in touch with your Active Partnership to register your interest. If you live otside of England, please contact yyour corresponding Home Nation Sports Council: sportscotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland.

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