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UK Coaching and Protecting Children (online)

September 1, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.”

“Excellently delivered, good energy from the hosts. Really interactive, contributions actively sought from participants. Not too heavy on technical / statutory content but very thought provoking and inspires action from delegates.”

“The workshop was very informative and allowed me to develop further knowledge on the safeguarding of children. The leaders of the workshop were also accommodating in terms of my visual impairment and where more than happy to make adaptions to ensure that i was ale to take part in all aspects of the training.”

“Great course, well delivered with good resources and access to relevant information. Interactive aspects and tool were really useful and helpful.”

Learners will receive a digital copy of the electronic safeguarding resource which will be valid online for 3 month period. Should you wish to request a hardcopy resource, please contact us. A fee will apply.

Learner eligibility

Learners must be:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age for face to face workshops
  • A minimum of 18 years of age for online workshops
  • Able to communicate effectively in English.

In order to access this workshop online via a virtual classroom, learners will be required to:

  • 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.
  • Have good WIFI access
  • Have access to an environment with limited distractions which is conducive to learning
  • Be able to log into the workshop 10 minutes ahead of the designated start time.

If you have any additional learning needs, please let us know when registering for the workshop so we can support you.

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

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 CPSU Time to Listen workshop

Would you like further information?

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

Our workshops

Our workshops are delivered in partnership with Sport Birmingham, Together Active and Think Active.

Forthcoming dates

Please see below dates of future workshops