Specialist safeguarding training

Introduction

The content of these types of safeguarding training will depend upon the specialism of the role concerned.

Who this training is for

Specialist safeguarding is for roles and responsibilities such as:

  • designated safeguarding roles, such as lead safeguarding officers and club welfare officers
  • those responsible for recruitment of roles working with children
  • case management groups
  • event management

Click on the tabs above (or below, on mobile devices) for further information on the training available for these roles.

What this training should include

This safeguarding training should address the specific needs of the roles concerned. Delivery should include a face-to-face element.

Importance of interactive training

Interactive training allows delegates to ask questions in a safe environment facilitated by a qualified safeguarding tutor. It also provides the opportunity to discuss specific safeguarding issues that arise during the training.

Who provides training

The NSPCC offers online and face-to-face courses.

National governing bodies (NGBs) of sport may have their own training at club level. There are also a number of local authority courses available, among others.

For further information on training opportunities, contact your NGB or Active Partnership (previously County Sports Partnerships) to find out if courses are available in your area. 

Related information

Further resources

 

Club welfare officer training

Club welfare officer training

Who this training is for

This training is for club welfare 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 info@sportni.net for more information.

Club level courses

Time to Listen (TTL) training for club welfare officers

The CPSU has developed Time to Listen (TTL) to provide safeguarding training for club welfare officers in England and Wales.

TTL training consists of a 3-hour workshop, and is only available to those who have already attended recognised basic awareness training.

There are 2 ways to access TTL training:

  • sport-specific training - delivered by your National Governing Body (NGB) and their own trainers
  • multi-sport training - delivered by your local Active Partnership (previously County Sports Partnership)  

Information and booking for club level courses

You'll need to contact your NGB to find out which version of this training they ask club welfare officers to attend. You can also find out whether your NGB runs a sport-specific course. 

To find out which Active Partnerships run a multi-sport version of the course, contact your local Active Partnership or take a look at our upcoming courses and events page for courses taking place across the UK. 

National safeguarding training

CPSU national safeguarding training

Who this training is for

This training listed below is for national lead safeguarding 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 info@sportni.net for more information.

Information and booking

Sport England and UK Sport fund places on national level courses. Charges may apply for organisations who do not receive funding from these bodies. 

Please get in touch with us for further information about our national training courses and to register your interest.

General CPSU courses

Introduction to safe events

This course is for those working in the management and delivery of sports events and will explore how to ensure that safeguarding is a key consideration in these events.

Introduction to safer recruitment (including DBS)

This course is for those involved in recruitment decisions within sports organisations.

CPSU courses for Active Partnerships

Introduction to the role of lead safeguarding officer in an Active Partnerships 

This course explores the tasks and enhance the skills and knowledge of this role.

Refresher for Active Partnership lead safeguarding officers

This course is for safeguarding lead officers who have completed the introduction course, to build on and expand this learning.

CPSU courses for National Governing Bodies

Introduction to the role of lead safeguarding officer in an NGB 

This course explores the tasks and enhances the skills and knowledge of this role.

Refresher for NGB lead safeguarding officers 

This course is for safeguarding lead officers who have completed the introduction course, to build on and expand this learning.

Introduction to case management 

This course is for National Governing Bodies with case management systems in place to review and develop these processes.

Case management for poor practice cases

This course is for those who have already completed the introduction to case management course. It builds on this course with a specific focus on managing poor practice concerns.