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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 copy of Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching.

The 14-page booklet 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.

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

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.

Workshop fee £225 (for a maximum of 16 learners) plus £3.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

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 materials

Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) 14-page workshop resource booklet for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge or refer to. 


We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will 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.

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 bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens. As a DVD will be played as part of this workshop, it’s important the laptop’s speakers enable attendees to hear the contents of what is being played. Internet access would be beneficial.


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Our partners put on our workshops across the UK. They will put on 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.

sportscotlandSport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland run our workshops outside of England and advertise our workshops on their own websites.