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Child protection in sport and physical activity training

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£30 per person

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3 hours

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Introductory elearning for safeguarding children and young people in sport or physical activity

Do you come into contact with children and young people through sport or physical activity?

Whether you’re a sports coach, an official, a paid member of sports staff or a volunteer, it’s important you understand your role and responsibilities in protecting the children you work with.

As experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC’s introductory Child protection in sport and physical activity elearning course (previously known as Child protection in sport training) will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children from abuse or harm and what to do when concerns arise.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • identify what is meant by child abuse and safeguarding
  • recognise, respond, report and record concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or young person
  • describe the types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • apply good safeguarding and child protection practice to your sport or physical activity setting
  • describe how sport and physical activity settings can put safeguards in place.

Sports training package

Buy this course as a package of four courses covering the key areas you need to know about safeguarding and child protection: introduction to safeguarding in sports, running safer sports events, recruiting the right staff and volunteers and online safety. Cost: £120 £95

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Benefits of the course

  • CPD-certified.
  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in all four UK nations (last updated in January 2024).
  • Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • Includes film scenarios, reflective tasks, interactive quizzes and expert advice to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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“Thanks for a great course. I have done a lot of elearning courses and this is the best one. Great balance between activities, reflection and content and between reading and video.”


"I feel a lot more confident to act immediately. Before the course I would have paused, unsure what to do."

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