Safeguarding and Protecting Children 16-18
Create a Positive Sports Experience for Young People
If you’re a young coach between 16 and 18 years of age, this is the ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshop you need to attend. In this version of the workshop, the activities have been tailored specifically for you and will increase your awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, helping you to recognise possible signs of abuse and poor practice, and deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise.
Newly updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
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Please note if you’re a young volunteer in sport under the age of 16 ‘Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) is the workshop for you. Anyone under the age of 16 will not receive a certificate for attending this workshop.
(This workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Deployment’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport. The Minimum Standards for Deployment are seen as the basic standard every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.)
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
You Will Be Able To:
- identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
- recognise your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and understand their potential impact on your response
- establish the possible signs of child abuse and poor practice
- take appropriate action if you have concerns about a child.
You will receive a copy of the new 2013 edition of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop. If you can’t attend the workshop, you can buy the resource at our shop, 1st4sport.com.Add to My Folder