Child protection in sport: online course

An online safeguarding course for anyone who comes into contact with children and young people in sport

Do you work or volunteer in sport and want to better understand your role and responsibilities in protecting the children and young people you come into contact with?

As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC’s Child protection in sport elearning course will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children from abuse or harm and what to do when concerns arise.


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£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


 What will I learn?

This introductory course includes four modules with each module taking around 30-45 minutes to complete, followed by five questions. You’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers to help you develop your understanding and confidence.

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

  • identify what is meant by child abuse and safeguarding
  • identify the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for safeguarding and protecting young people
  • describe the types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
  • understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children and know who to report to
  • understand the the principles of good recording practice.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in all four UK nations.
  • 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.
  • Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks 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.

Who should take this course?

Everyone who works with children or has regular contact with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

So whether you work or volunteer in sport as an individual or as part of a club or organisation, are a community sport development officer, a community leisure officer or work in children’s tourism or leisure, this Child protection in sport online course will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children.

For those who have regular contact with children such as sports coaches this can provide a useful precursor for more advanced face-to-face safeguarding training that is appropriate, and in some cases mandatory, for your role.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


Buy now

£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

Reviews

"A very good interactive course that checks and challenges your thoughts and understanding. I would recommend this course to others either to recap on knowledge or for people new to safeguarding."

Athlete Services Manager, British Paralympics Association

"This course has helped me be more alert and aware of my role in protecting children."

Anonymous

Other courses

Child protection: an introduction - online course

Child protection in schools - online course 

Introduction to safeguarding and child protection 


Buy now

£25 per person
Approximately 3 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


* We received 12,137 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 11,990 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.