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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This UK Coaching 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.

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.

Please visit the CPSU for guidance on which safeguarding course is right for you.  We advise you to check whether our course is accepted by your NGB.  Please click herefor Swim Mark guidelines regarding Time to Listen and Safeguarding courses.

Reading  Writing Icon  This workshop involves a small amount of reading and minimal writing. 

Physical Elements Icon  This workshop is seated and involves minimal physical activity.

Security Icon  You are required to register with UK Coaching for this workshop. They will ask for your name, email address and date of birth and you will have the option to opt in or out of marketing.

Accessibility Icon  Please note that some of our venues are located on the first floor and do not have wheelchair access.  If you have specific access or learning needs, please contact us prior to the event.


During the coronavirus lockdown, we are running our UK Coaching accredited Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshops online.

This interactive online classroom, delivered via Webex,  will help coaches recognise poor practice and the red flags of abuse, while also prompting a review of your coaching practice to ensure that you provide a positive and enriching experience for all children.  The course is approved by the CPSU and has been awarded 3 CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

You have to be 18 or over to take this online course. 

You can access the online classroom through your mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop. The online classroom is powered by webex.  You will need the following equipment:

  • Headset or a device with speakers

  • Device with a microphone

  • Ability to connect directly into your router (wifi access may drop out)


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