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Designated safeguarding lead for sport and leisure training

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£225 per person

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Face-to-face / Virtual
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England, Wales
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Training for the designated safeguarding lead in your sports organisation or leisure facility

Have you recently been appointed designated safeguarding lead (DSL) at a leisure facility or sports organisation? Or are you looking to improve your organisation’s safeguarding and child protection practices?

This one-day training course will help you understand your role and responsibilities and develop your confidence in protecting children and young people.

What you’ll learn

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

  • describe the role of the DSL and state key areas of responsibility
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe key child protection legislation and statutory guidance
  • identify the 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 by others
  • apply skills in managing cases of poor practice and abuse within 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.

Benefits of the course

  • Led by specialist trainers who cover the latest legislation and guidance.
  • Choose your training style: a live virtual online session with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Includes the opportunity to ask the lead trainer any questions you may have and receive direct support and guidance throughout the day.
  • Provides valuable insight into the various aspects of a designated safeguarding lead’s role and the multi-agency child protection process.
  • Uses different teaching styles and involves participating in interactive exercises in a group setting.
  • Apply learning from the course to your organisation’s policy and procedures.
  • Access resources to help you protect the children and young people in your sports setting.
  • Receive a personalised certificate of achievement upon completion of the course.
  • 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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We deliver this training course face-to-face on location and virtually via Zoom. All courses run 9.30am–4.30pm.

For virtual courses, choose an option from the drop down list below to complete our booking form. For face-to-face courses for group bookings, email

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“Very knowledgeable trainers and very engaging content. Would highly recommend.”

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