Children Safeguarding and Protection certificate

And Protecting Children

Newly updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Unsure if this is the correct 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' workshop for you? View this helpful diagram (PDF).

Please note if you’re a young volunteer in sport under the age of 16 ‘ 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 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.)

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
  • explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
  • recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
  • take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

92% of delegates rated this workshop 8 out of 10 or higher**.

100% of delegates agreed the sports coach UK tutor performance was good/very good overall for this workshop**.

Accompanying Resource

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 from our online shop,

*Check with your governing body of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not attendance at a safeguarding workshop is required before you commence coaching.

**Statistics taken from evaluations of 1 April-31 September 2013 workshops.

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