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Safeguarding and Protecting Children

House of Sport

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Ensure your coaches are equipped with the tools to recognise and respond appropriately to issues of safeguarding and child protection.

The workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport. It constitutes part of the basic standards a coach needs to be able to carry out their role safely and effectively.

It can be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport (e.g. within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (e.g. coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents), an estimated 76% of whom undertake these roles on a voluntary basis.


What coaches will learn:

• To explore their own values and feelings in relation to child abuse and appreciate how these may potentially impact on their response

• To recognise possible signs of child abuse

• How to take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise

Newly updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.


To find out about London Sport’s policies and procedures for safeguarding click here. For any questions related to this event, please contact [email protected].