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Safeguarding Training

All sports coaches, leaders, volunteers and paid staff should have the appropriate skills, and where necessary qualifications and experience to enable them to carry out their role effectively.

Sports coaches/leaders must hold an up to date nationally recognised governing body coaching qualification/s which is appropriate to the level and sport being coached.

In general an assistant coach must hold a level 1 qualification and should coach under the supervision of a more experienced and qualified coach. A coach must hold a level 2 qualification to coach on their own.

Sports coaches/leaders must also hold appropriate, up to date insurance cover, and if working within schools must have attended education awareness training.

All club personnel (paid or voluntary) should be covered through the clubs' insurance.

Welfare officers, coaches and leaders must undertake recognised child protection training. Training should be recognised by the appropriate National Governing Body (NGB) and could be a face to face workshop, online training or webinar. Please check advice provided by your appropriate NGB as it tends to differ between sports and some even recommend a sport specific version.

Club welfare officers must also attend training for welfare officers (Time to Listen)

Role Descriptions - It is recommended that clubs/ organisations have role descriptions for all volunteers and club personnel.

Upcoming Courses

Safeguarding and Protecting Children SPC/

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Nene Whitewater centre, Bedford Rd, Northampton, NN4 7AA

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTIFICATES WILL ONLY BE SEND BY EMAIL FROM UK COACHING ONCE THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE FEEDBACK FORM, THIS CAN BE DONE BY RESISTERING AT ukcoaching.org/register

Time to Listen - Multisport

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 7AA

Time to Listen is a three hour workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to bring their own reporting procedures to the workshop.

*Please ensure that your National Governing Body accepts the multisport version of this course before booking.

Time to Listen

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 (18:00 - 21:00)

York RI New Lane, New Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4NX

This training resource is designed to provide club Welfare Officers with the tools that will support you and your club to safeguard and protect children. You have a vital role as the club welfare officer in supporting your club to achieve these safeguarding aims.

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