Every child deserves to enjoy playing sport and engaging in physical activity.
This interactive workshop 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.
Nearly half a million coaches have been through the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop in the last 20 years or so.
The workshop, updated in May 2019, has been developed in partnership with the NSPCC and CPSU and includes new scenarios giving you the opportunity to learn through discussion, exploring the consequences of those decisions in a safe and supportive environment, helping to increase your confidence.
The guidance and scenarios provided are designed to counteract the latest threats to emerge that could impact on the physical or mental health of children in modern Britain, including:
- Vulnerable Children and Adults
Some children might be at greater risk of abuse than others (eg disabled children, children in care or talented young people in sport), while some adults are vulnerable and may be at a greater risk of abuse. We have worked with the CPSU to develop some scenarios that take into account additional vulnerabilities these groups may encounter and how we can ensure their voice is always heard in sport.
We have worked with the Police Prevent team to help develop guidance and scenarios that will help coaches understand the warning signs that a young person may be being radicalised. We have also included information on how anyone with concerns can contact the NSPCC anti-radicalisation hotline.
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.
To receive your UK Coaching Certificate you will be required to register online with UK Coaching enabling for you to download your certificate for your Governing Body or Club.