Designated safeguarding roles
Who this training is for
This includes training for club welfare officers, regional and county safeguarding officers, and national lead officers in England and Wales.
Designated Safeguarding Children Officer (DSCO) training in Northern Ireland is delivered by Sport Northern Ireland. Visit the SportNI website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Time to Listen (TTL) training
The CPSU has developed Time to Listen (TTL), a training programme specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting in England and Wales.
TTL is a training course designed to equip designated persons at various levels within sporting organisations to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities to children. The training is delivered at 3 levels:
TTL training is only available to those who have already attended recognised basic awareness training.
Sport England fund places on these courses. However, there may be charges for sports who do not receive Sport England funding.
Contact us for dates and to book places.
Time to Listen – club safeguarding and welfare officers
There are 2 ways to access the club-level TTL training, which consists of a 3- or 4-hour workshop:
- Sport-specific training for club welfare officers, delivered by the NGB’s own trainers.
- Multi-sport training for club welfare officers, delivered by the CSP.
Please contact your national governing body to find out which version of the TTL training your club welfare officers should access.
To find out which NGBs and CSPs run sport-specific TTL and/or accept multi-sport TTL training, please contact us.
This training has only been developed for club welfare officers (CWOs) within sports organisations in England and Wales.
Time to Listen – regional or county safeguarding and welfare officers
At regional or county level, training for safeguarding and welfare officers is developed with the sport to ensure that it is sport-specific. It'll be a 5- or 6-hour course, commissioned by the respective NGB, with the training delivered by the CPSU.
Time to Listen – national lead safeguarding officers (NGBs and CSPs)
At national level, training for designated lead officers is delivered by the CPSU. This is a 2-day course addressing the wider role of the lead officer and safeguarding developments across their sport. National TTL courses are run several times a year.
TTL information and booking
For further information about dates and to book a place on a Time to Listen course, please contact us.