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Time to Listen

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit has developed Time to Listen (TTL), a training programme specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting. This new multi-sport training is delivered by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport and is available to clubs in the county.   

TTL is a training course designed to equip designated persons at various levels within sporting organisations to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities to children. This training is aimed at those who are designated club welfare officers and will cover all the essential elements of undertaking this key role. The training will include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Club Welfare Officer,
  • Core legislation and guidance
  • Supporting your club
  • National and local roles

Participants should have undertaken either the UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children or Local Authority equivalent awareness training. Participants should also check their NGB does not require them to attend the sport specific version of this training.  Please click here for Swim Mark guidelines regarding Time to Listen and Safeguarding courses.

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

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

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.

Please note the following NGB’s accept this training for Welfare Officers:  
Angling, Boccia, Bowls, Fencing, Shooting, Water Ski, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair  Rugby, Badminton, Baseball, Canoeing, Rowing, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Judo,  Mountaineering, Triathlon, Wrestling, Weight Lifting, Golf, basketball, Netball, Squash, Lacrosse, Table Tennis, Pentathlon, Yachting, Rugby Football League, Snowsport, Volleyball, Archery, Rounders and Swimming.  We advise you to check whether our course is accepted by your NGB.


In line with current government advice regarding social distancing, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our face-to-face workshops until further notice.  An online version of this course is now available and will be run via Zoom.

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