NSPCC launches safer sports events e-learning

Last updated: 19 Jan 2023 Topics: Safeguarding children

Safer sports events is a new NSPCC online learning course, designed to help your organisations to better understand your role and responsibilities to safeguard children and young people at sports events.

Sport events can range from informal events held in public open spaces, through to international events across multiple venues. Event safeguarding plans should include considerations for the venue, transport and staffing to help ensure your sport or activity is doing all it can to safeguard and protect children at sports events.

Who is the course for?

The safer sports events e-learning course is for anyone who has responsibility for the safeguarding and child protection of sports events. This includes those from education establishments, sport and recreation authorities, national governing bodies of sport (NGBs), active partnerships (APs), sport and leisure facilities, charities, clubs, coaches, and group activity organisers, including paid staff and volunteers in the sector and those who commission sports activities or events.

What you will learn if you take the course

After completing the course, you’ll:

  • understand aspects of safeguarding and child protection for event planning
  • create an environment where concerns will be shared and reported
  • learn how to recognise and respond to concerns
  • share good practice examples and ways of fulfilling safeguarding and child protection responsibilities
  • recognise activities that may present additional challenges and risks, and which make safeguarding more complex

For further information about the safe sports events online learning course or to get started, visit the NSPCC Learning website.

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