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Workshop description

Accredited by UK Coaching, this workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale 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.

Who is the workshop for?

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.

We recommend checking 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. Governing bodies of sport set their own standards for safeguarding training. The NSPCC’s recommendation is that anyone with regular responsibility for children and young people should undertake face-to-face training and the same applies to UK Coaching’s Minimum Standards for Active Coaches. Face-to-face training allows delegates to ask questions in a safe environment facilitated by a qualified safeguarding tutor. It also provides the opportunity to discuss specific safeguarding issues that arise during the training

What’s the value of this workshop?

“Valuable information for anyone coaching or involved with children or vulnerable adults”.

“Learned a surprising amount and feel better prepared to become a welfare officer”

Learners will receive a copy of ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople’ at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching.

Learner eligibility

Learners must be a minimum of least 16 years of age and be able to communicate effectively in English.

*For online safeguarding workshops, learners must be 18 years of age or over*

Assessment (if applicable)

Informal ongoing assessment will take place throughout the workshop. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Format / duration

This workshop is delivered in one of two formats. Please view the options at the bottom of the page to understand which options are available:

  • Online delivery with a course tutor (2.5 hours)
  • Face to face tutored delivery (3 hours)

If you chose to attend the online workshop, learners must have access to a laptop or tablet. A smartphone device is accepted but functionality can be limited. The device must have access to a microphone as the sessions will be interactive. Please also ensure you have good WIFI access. If you have any additional learning needs, please let us know when registering for the course so we can support you.

We have a flexible delivery model. Should you wish to speak to us about alternative formats, please contact us.

Progression opportunities

Learners may go onto attend a Time to Listen workshop

Would you like further information?

Please email us at education@sportstructures.com

This workshop can also be delivered to specific groups such as clubs, universities etc.

Our workshops

Our workshops available for bookings in Birmingham are delivered in conjunction with Sport Across Birmingham. Our Staffordshire workshops are delivered in partnership with Sport Across Staffordshire. All Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops are accredited by UK Coaching as stated above.

Online workshops

Given the latest Government advice, it comes as no surprise that we have postponed all face to face workshops until further notice in light of the current situation with Covid-19. The health and safety of our learners and workforce are our priority.

As an alternative, we are offering UK Coaching Safeguarding workshops online via virtual classroom sessions. The duration of these workshops are two hours. Should you have further questions, please contact us.

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