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

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 more vulnerable to abuse, and what sports bodies can do to safeguard them.

Jun 20 2018

Sport Resolutions annual conference 2018

Location: London

This annual conference brings together sport and law professionals to debate the big issues that create conflict within sport.

May 3 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Harrogate

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

Mar 29 2018

NSPCC safer recruitment training

Location: London

During this NSPCC safer recruitment face-to-face training course in London, you will develop skills and techniques to protect children and young people.

Mar 28 2018

Safeguarding children in the digital age

Location: London

This national conference will cover the principal dangers, and equip professionals to help keep young people safe in the digital age.

Mar 22 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Norwich

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Norwich. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 22 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Moulton, Northamptonshire

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Moulton, Northamptonshire. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 21 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Wolverhampton University

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

Mar 15 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Ashford, Kent

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Ashford. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 15 2018

Tackling discrimination in sport

Location: London

This national conference addresses harmful attitudes and behaviours within UK sport. Such attitudes and behaviours can create significant barriers to participation in sports and activities.

Mar 14 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Newport

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Shropshire. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 1 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Loughborough

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Leicestershire. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Feb 28 2018