All clubs should offer safeguarding training to their staff, volunteers and coaches.
There are a range of options to suit different roles.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
We recommend that coaches, and everyone else who has significant contact with children, attend a Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) workshop.
This will raise awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse and show how to deal with any issues. The workshop includes sections on anti-radicalisation and vulnerable children and adults.
Time to Listen
Club welfare officers should follow up with a Time to Listen (TTL) workshop which became compulsory as of 1 April 2019.
This three-hour, interactive workshop has been developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and looks in detail at the role of the welfare officer.
Keeping Safe in Sport
If you’re a young volunteer, aged 13-17, then UK Coaching has the workshop for you – Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+).
Remember! Everyone working with children should update their safeguarding knowledge at least every three years. UK Coaching also offers an online refresher course.
Check out individual County Sport Partnership websites for details of local multi-sport workshops on Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
Additionally, if there is local demand, England Golf can arrange both Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshops and Time to Listen workshops in your area. Contact your Club Support Officer to register your interest.