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Safety and Welfare

Improve your understanding of safeguarding, promote well-being and offer support through lifestyle transitions

To promote safety and welfare: 

  • Keep up-to-date with good professional practice in relation to safeguarding. It’s also important to take the time to renew your training.  
  • Develop an understanding of mental health and the barriers faced by those living with or recovering from a mental health problem. Can you offer helpful signposting? 
  • Learn how to communicate safely and appropriately with the people at your sessions on social media. Used effectively, it can be a tool for faster, clearer communication, but it’s important to use it only to serve a purpose and to be aware of legal responsibilities. 
  • Understand the leading role you can play in addressing and alleviating issues relating to eating disorders. What support can you offer? 
  • Learn to design meaningful sessions for socially vulnerable young people. How do you create little moments of success, and what value do they have? 
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Safety and Welfare

Safeguarding

Gain insight into current challenges and raise your awareness of good professional practice

Mental Health

Explore the positive impact of coaching on mental health and hear about inspirational projects

Well-being

Discover the connection between physical activity and mental well-being

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Promoting Good Mental Health Through Coaching (Part 1)

Develop your understanding of mental health and the barriers faced by those living with or recovering from a mental health problem

App-y Days! But Remember to Observe the Coach Code of Conduct

Quick guide to how to communicate safely and appropriately with the people at your sessions on social media

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport: Then and Now

Caroline Roberts speaks to Director of the Child Protection in Sport Unit Anne Tiivas about current difficulties in safeguarding children and next steps for the CPSU

Eating Disorders: Applying the Supportive Approach

Coaches can play a leading role in addressing and alleviating issues relating to eating disorders, but how you approach the issue has a significant impact

How to Create Little Moments of Success

Evidence-based advice for coaches on designing meaningful sessions for socially vulnerable young people and celebrating small victories

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