Training: Safeguarding and Protecting Children (3 Hour Workshop)

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 sporting career.

This workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport*. The ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ are seen as the basic standards every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.

It can also be attended by 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.

The WSA arrange open SPC courses for the sector, as well as bespoke SPC courses for individual organisations.  For upcoming Safeguarding Courses please visit the Courses section of the website below. Alternatively e-mail the team to request a course – [email protected]

Training: Safeguarding and Protecting Children (Online Renewal)

Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), the ‘Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ eLearning course is a convenient way for you to refresh, consolidate and update your understanding of safeguarding at a time to suit you. An alternative to renewing at a face-to-face workshop, you can complete this fantastic course from the comfort of your own home – on a tablet or PC – so you can dip in and out to suit your lifestyle, while still keeping track of your progress.

What’s more, the course offers three renewal options that cover specific topics:

  • Positive Sports Parent – Ever witnessed a parent of one of your players heckle or make comments that are not helpful? Includes guidance for parents and coaches.
  • Safe Communication with Digital Kids – Imagine you discover one of your team has left threatening messages on a young person’s social networking page after a poor performance. Would you know what to do?
  • Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children – Update your understanding of safeguarding with a focus on how you can make sport safe for children with a condition or impairment.

To access and purchase the SPC online renewal course please contact the WSA team.

Training: Time to Listen (For Club Welfare Officers)

The CPSU has developed Time to Listen (TTL), a training programme specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting in England and Wales.

TTL is a training course designed to equip designated persons at various levels within sporting organisations to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities to children

For upcoming Time to Listen courses please visit the Courses section of the website below. Alternatively e-mail the team to request a course – [email protected]

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