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Safeguarding and Protecting People

Learn how to create an environment where children, young people and vulnerable adults feel safe

UK Coaching is here to inspire and support coaches to deliver great coaching through best practice, training, research and industry standards across sports, communities and national governing bodies.

For over 20 years UK Coaching have worked with the NSPCC and CPSU to set the right standards and raise awareness among coaches of how to recognise and respond to matters of safeguarding children and adults at risk.

This page gives you an overview of our most popular Safeguarding courses and resources, which includes our popular and well-established Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop and Online Classroom.

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



Online Classrooms

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and gain the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively.

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Safeguarding & Protecting Children 16-18 Years

Similar to the Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Classroom but for young coaches aged 16-18 years only.

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Face-to-Face Workshops

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Workshop)

This interactive workshop will help coaches recognise poor practice and the red flags of abuse, while also prompting a review of your coaching practice to ensure that you provide a positive and enriching experience for all children.

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Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Refresh and update your understanding of safeguarding at your convenience

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Safeguarding Adults (Developed with the Ann Craft Trust)

Learn how you can support and promote the welfare of adults on this online course, endorsed by CIMSPA.

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Keeping Deaf and Disabled Children Safe in Sport

Learn how  you can make sport inclusive for children with a condition or impairment - at a time to suit you.

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Duty to Care Toolkit

Duty to Care

Earn our nationally recognised Digital Badge by demonstrating your thorough knowledge of the five pillars of Duty to Care.

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Five Pillars of Duty to Care: Safeguarding

Safeguarding & Protecting People (children and adults, grassroots to high performers) from harmful practice in sport and physical activity.

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Safeguarding Resources


The 'Four Rs' of Safeguarding Adults



How to Act to Safeguard Adults at Risk of Abuse



Safeguarding Adults: Your Questions Answered

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children - FAQs

Quick guide to identifying the essentials of good coaching practice, with particular consideration to working with children and young people.


The Five Pillars of Duty to Care

We explore the five areas that together form UK Coaching's Duty to Care ethos and underline the need for coaches to increase their depth of knowledge around this pressing topic to help look after themselves, as well as their participants.


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