Increased access to specialist training

Last updated: 01 Nov 2023 Topics: Safeguarding children

More people across sport and leisure can now benefit from our specialist safeguarding training.

Two of our most popular courses have launched on NSPCC Learning, with more to follow.

This means that people from any sport or leisure organisation can now choose to pay to enrol on our training. Previously, the courses were only available to those formally funded through the sports councils.

The two courses are:

The courses have been developed to specifically support people across the sports and leisure sector. They will be delivered by specialist trainers in a live virtual setting, with in-person sessions also available for group bookings.

About designated safeguarding lead (DSL) training

This one-day training course has been developed to help people in the DSL role to understand and feel confident about their responsibilities protecting children and young people.

A course participant said:

"Great course, interactive, good mix of breakout and main session. Thanks!"

The course is suitable for people new to the role as well as those wanting to improve or check their current practice.

About the safeguarding for management board members training

This half-day course covers everything a board member needs to know about their safeguarding responsibilities in a sports or leisure organisation.

The course is suitable for both newly-appointed board members as well as those already in the role who would like to gain a greater understanding.

Previous attendees have included Premier League football clubs, national governing bodies and active partnerships. 

A course participant said:

"Fast-paced and informative course that encouraged me to review how my sport is operating in terms of safeguarding."

The two courses include opportunities to ask the trainer questions and apply the learning to individual situations. They also provide access to relevant resources.

Michelle North, head of CPSU said:

"I am so excited that we have this opportunity to reach people in all types of sports organisations. From volunteer-run community groups to national leisure operators, these courses will prove beneficial for all."

Any income generated from the sale of NSPCC training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.