Do you want to start delivering sessions online but you're not sure which platform to use? We have collated the key information from the five leading platforms:
- GoTo Meeting.
- Microsoft Teams
- Google Hangouts.
Download our 'What platform should I use?' tips sheet to learn more so that you can make an informed decision.
What platform should I use? (PDF, 224 Kb)
It is your responsibility to ensure those that are delivering on behalf of the club are qualified to deliver.
- The deliverer must hold a qualification in the activity that is being delivered online that meets the sector-recognised professional standard and demonstrate the correct knowledge and skills, within the scope of the role.
- The activity qualification must meet either the CIMSPA professional standards, national occupational standards, or be a national governing body of sport qualification.
- It is good practice to encourage the deliver to hold a qualification specific to the participant population that they are delivering to, and demonstrate the correct knowledge and skills, within the scope of the role.
All sector-recognised professional standards can be found here.
All practitioners delivering sport and physical activity sessions online can have their qualifications checked by CIMSPA for FREE to asssess if they meet the sector-recognised professional standards.
The Child Protection in Sport Unit have built on the safeguarding guidance for schools who have introduced remote teaching offered by NSPCC to provide additional information specific to practitioners delivering sport and physical activity online which can be found here.
The switch to online sport and physical activity delivery is a great time to promote the adoption of a code of conduct by your participants which clearly outlines what is expected and what will not be tolerated when taking part in your online sport and physical activity session. It is important to ensure that your participants if of legal age or their guardian (when delivering to children and/or young people), understands and fully complies with your code of conduct and is aware of the consequences of failing to do so.
The Ann Craft Trust guide for sports clubs and organisations helps outline the Adult Safeguarding responsibilities during this period. This new resource includes an overview of actions that can be taken to ensure as much support as possible is provided for participants. You can access the new guide here.
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Where possible when delivering in a one on one environment with a child or young person you should have a parent or guardian present throughout the session. For clarification on the definitions of a child specific to your home nation please click here.
The UK Safer Internet centre support the children's workforce by offering free and independent advice on any number of online safety issues.
If you are delivering sport on behalf of a national governing body you should consult your specific NGB for guidance around standard operating procedures for safeguarding and protecting children / young people.