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Safeguarding in Sport


Ensuring you understand your roles and responsibilities in protecting children in a sporting environment is crucial for anyone who works with children.

Its essential that anyone who may come into contact with children has up-to-date safeguarding knowledge and can identify the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect

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This course covers information for Safeguarding in Sport. It introduces safeguarding as a topic, covering jargon, multi-agency working and best practice, as well as how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what you should do if you suspect an individual is being abused or discloses information.

The content also covers national and local context, whistleblowing and focuses on your role and what you can do to recognise and reduce the likelihood of abuse, in general and with reference to sport in particular.

Why take this training course?

It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children, young people or adults to have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding policies, legislation and guidance so they can proactively focus on keeping them safe from harm and maintain the ability to act on any concerns about their safety and welfare.

This course looks at safeguarding with regard to sport and includes the following:

  • An overview of safeguarding, generally and with specific regard to sport
  • Serious case reviews and Bichard reports
  • The latest legislation and guidance
  • Multi-agency working, jargon and key terms
  • National and local contexts
  • Types of abuse and recognising abuse, including bullying and neglect
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • Whistleblowing
  • How to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse
  • Record-keeping and recording

Our online training uses immersive real-world scenarios to help learners absorb more information and will enable them to apply the techniques and learning into their workplace.



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