Training and events

Develop your knowledge and skills in safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport with CPSU webinars, conferences and other training 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 
Sign up for our free webinars or catch up with recordings, presentations and other resources from previous online events.

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

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Norfolk

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Norfolkrun by Active Norfolk.

May 30 2018

NSPCC How safe are our children? conference

Location: London

The NSPCC's annual conference for professionals. This year's event focuses on solutions for keeping children safe in a world where the boundaries between online and ‘real life’ are increasingly blurred.

Jun 20-21 2018

Webinar – Safeguarding LGBT young people in sport

Location: Online

We’ll look at how and why LGBT young people are additionally vulnerable to abuse, and what sports organisations can do to safeguard LGBT young people.  

Jun 20 2018

UK Coaching conference 2018

Location: Scotland

UK Coaching conference 2018 will look at the theme of 'Coaching: The next generation' for this years event and brings together professionals from across coaching.

Jun 26-27 2018

Parents in Sport Week 2018

Location: National

Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 - 7 October 2018. Take a look at the aims we've set out for this year's campaign and what we'll be asking you to do to help us achieve them. 

Oct 1-7 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Wolverhampton

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Wolverhampton, run by England Netball. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Oct 11 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Loughborough

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Loughborough, run by Snowsport England. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Oct 20 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: York

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in York, run by North Yorkshire Sport. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Oct 23 2018