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

Upcoming Courses

Virtual Time to Listen - Multisport

Virtual Time to Listen - Multisport

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)

Time to Listen is a virtual online workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO).

THIS COURSE WILL BE RUNNING OVER 3 EVENINGS FROM 7.00PM - 8,00PM ON THE 10th, 11th & 12 August

CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to be familiar with their own NGB or organisation reporting procedures to the workshop.

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

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Online classroom

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Online classroom

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 (18:00 - 21:00)

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 SENT BY EMAIL FROM UK COACHING ONCE THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE FEEDBACK FORM, THIS CAN BE DONE BY REGISTERING AT ukcoaching.org/register

Virtual Multi-Sports Time to Listen Course (Club Welfare Officers)

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 (18:00 - 21:30)

Online via Zoom

This virtual Time to Listen workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO) will be delivered via Zoom over 3.5 hours and at the end of the course participants will be able to:

1. Identify what a club welfare officer does

2. Describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centred environment

3. Explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment.

4. Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice

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