Training: Designated safeguarding lead for sport and leisure

This one-day training course will help the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) in any sport or leisure organisation to feel confident in their role. 

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

Date: 3 December 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Price: £225 per person
Booking: please visit the NSPCC Learning website to book your place

Who is this course for?

This course is now available on NSPCC Learning to DSLs from any sport or leisure organisation across England and Wales.

Previously, this training course was only available to those organisations formally funded through the sports councils.

Safeguarding leads in organisations receiving funding from the sports councils, including many NGBs and Active Partnerships, should continue to access the funded lead safeguarding officer training directly from the CPSU. 

What’s covered

During this training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role of the DSL and state key responsibilities
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe key child protection legislation and statutory guidance
  • identify additional risks for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and the factors that make these children vulnerable
  • identify the barriers that prevent children and staff from reporting abuse, or concerns, and how to overcome these
  • respond effectively to a child who has reported abuse, and know what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised
  • apply skills in managing cases of lower lever concern and abuse, both in and outside of sport and leisure
  • escalate concerns, deal with referrals and navigate the multi-agency protection process
  • define the role and responsibilities of other designated roles within your organisation
  • outline the support and information requirements of designated persons within your organisation.

Book your place now 

Further information

Visit NSPCC Learning's training pages for more training courses and resources for anyone working to safeguard children and young people in the UK. These include the Child protection in sport course, an online introductory safeguarding course.

Related CPSU guidance