Safeguarding Children in Sport

Overview

Sports clubs and facilities are used by hundreds of children and young people who need to be kept safe. This course examines the role of people who come into contact with children through sport. It describes abuse and considers what can be done to ensure that abuse is recognised, stopped and prevented.

Audience

This course is aimed at:

Staff and volunteers working with children in sporting environments; managers of sports facilities; Parents of children who take part in sporting activities

About this course

This course leads the learner through definitions used in safeguarding, to a discussion about who is responsible for safeguarding, and definitions of different types of abuse. Scenarios and stories are provided to illustrate the definitions. 

Objectives

In this course you will learn:

• The definitions of terms used in safeguarding
• The different types of abuse
• What you should do if you see or suspect that a child is being, or is likely to be, abused
• Where to go for help and advice about safeguarding

Content

Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

Who is responsible for safeguarding children, definitions used in safeguarding, five main types of abuse, physical abuse, emotional (psychological) abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, radicalisation, what to do if you witness or suspect abuse, what not to do, responding where there is immediate danger, record keeping, reporting abuse, whistleblowing