Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Newly updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
Coaches will gain an awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, learn to recognise possible signs of abuse and poor practice, and deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise.
Who It’s For:
The workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Deployment’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport1. It constitutes part of the basic standards a coach needs to be able to carry out their role safely and effectively. It can be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport (eg within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents), an estimated 76% of whom undertake these roles on a voluntary basis.
Please note anyone under the age of 16 should not attend this workshop and will not receive a certificate. Instead you should organise Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) which delivers age-appropriate safeguarding information and advice for participants who are themselves children in the eyes of the law.
Duration: 3 hours
Group size: 6-20
‘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
Coaches Will Learn To:
- identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for their coaching
- explore their values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on their response
- recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
- take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise
- A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (ie at least 12 x12 metres).
- All venues must be accessible for all delegates, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users).
Overhead projector and screen or laptop and data projector, flipchart, paper and pens.
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‘Becoming a sports coach UK Licensed Partner gave us the opportunity to tailor the “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshop to best help our clubs and coaches to develop. I would happily recommend both the workshop and becoming a Licensed Partner to other organisations.’
Kirstie Thirde, Compliance Manager, English Women’s Golf Association
If you have any queries, contact the Workshop Booking Centre by email or telephone: 0845-601 3054.
1 Check with governing bodies of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not attendance at safeguarding workshops is required before coaching commences.
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