Training and events

There are currently no formal qualifications specifically for safeguarding children in sport. However, a number of organisations have developed courses to help you and your team to keep children safe. Whether you're a beginner or a specialist, we can point you in the right direction:


CPSU and NSPCC training

CPSU webinars 
Catch up with free recordings, presentations and other resources from online events hosted by the CPSU.

NSPCC training and consultancy 
Grow your child-protection knowledge and skills with CPD-certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online. These include the Child protection in sport course, an online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who has infrequent contact with children in a sports organisation.

Upcoming courses & events

How safe are our children? conference 2017

Location: London

The How safe are our children? conference provides child protection professionals with the opportunity to debate, question and share insights.

Jun 21-22 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers (CWO) in North Yorkshire. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

May 10 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Lincoln

A 3-hour Time to Listen course for club welfare officers in Lincolnshire who've previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

May 9 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Cheltenham

A 3-hour Time to Listen course for club welfare officers in Gloucestershire who've previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

Mar 28 2017

Webinar – Harmful sexual behaviour in sport

Location: Online

A CPSU webinar looking at harmful sexual behaviour in sport and the risks to children and young people.

Mar 22 2017

Glimpse conference – Predators in positions of trust

Location: Belfast, Birmingham, London & Glasgow

This year's Glimpse conference focuses on understanding child sexual abuse in sport, education, care and beyond.

Mar 17-31 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Bristol

A 3-hour Time to Listen course for club welfare officers in the West of England who've previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

Mar 15 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Derbyshire

A 3-hour Time to Listen course for club welfare officers in Derbyshire who've previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

Mar 15 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Bedfordshire

A 3-hour Time to Listen course for club welfare officers (CWOs) in Bedfordshire who've previously attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

Mar 3 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: West Midlands

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers (CWO) in Walsall organised by England Netball. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 1 2017