Education and Training

It is within our minimum standards of operation for all adults working with children to have undertaken a safeguarding and protecting children course. We therefore organise a number of regular UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses across Herefordshire and Worcestershire which all sports clubs and organisations can access and can be found here.

If applicable, we will adhere to and uphold the safeguarding qualification requirements set out by National Governing Bodies (NGB's) as minimum standards for an individual to carry out a given role. This may involve the completion of an NGB specific safeguarding qualification or alternative equivalent to the UK Coaching workshop.

In addition we also offer Time To Listen Multi Sport courses each year, enabling clubs and organisations to build upon the learning taken from the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course to up-skill a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) or Safeguarding lead.

UK Coaching have also developed an online 'Safeguarding Adults' course in partnership with the Ann Craft Trust – aiming to give anyone who wants to access safeguarding learning, the knowledge and confidence to safeguard adults in sport and physical and activity sessions. You can access the training here

The Child Protection in Sport Unit can help develop your knowledge and skills in safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport through webinars, conferences and beginner to specialist training events.

CPSU can help you to grow your child-protection knowledge and skills with CPD-certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online. These include the Child protection in sport course, an online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who has infrequent contact with children in a sports organisation.

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The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) run three levels of Adult Safeguarding courses. Each course is designed to meet the needs of the delegates and includes presentations, small group work, single and multi-agency group work, case studies, quizzes, DVDs and plenary sessions.

They have experienced tutors who will be able to adapt training materials to meet specific needs on the day as necessary.

Action plans will include specific areas of work to be developed with timescales and outcomes.

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You can use the safeguarding scenario documents below to generate discussions about your polices, procedures and management of potential safeguarding situations within your organisation or club.