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Safer sports events training

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From £25 to £225

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Online / Face-to-face / Virtual
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3 hours (online)

1 day (face-to-face)

Online and face-to-face safeguarding and child protection training to help you plan and deliver sports events

Sports events, whether informal local games or major international tournaments, should be fun and enjoyable for children and young people.

Developed by specialists in the field, these courses cover everything you need to consider about safeguarding and child protection for sports events – including venues, activity providers, transport, staffing, first aid, inclusivity, partner organisations and evaluating other safeguarding risks (such as during downtime or overnight stays).

What will I learn?

You'll learn from experts and professionals who specialise in safeguarding in sport through teaching pages, videos, reflective activities and quizzes.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • understand the principles of planning and delivering a safe event and key aspects of safeguarding and child protection
  • assign event safeguarding child protection roles and responsibilities
  • prepare and plan practice considerations and recognise activities that may present additional challenges and risks
  • recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns
  • share good practice examples and tried and tested ways of fulfilling safeguarding and child protection responsibilities.

Choose how you want to learn

This course is available in a range of learning styles to meet your training needs. Choose from elearning, live virtual training or in-person on location.

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

  • Developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).
  • Choose your training style: elearning, live virtual sessions with an expert trainer or request a group booking with a trainer face-to-face on location.
  • CPD certified online course.
  • Practice scenarios in the live courses allow you to role-play how to respond to concerns.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Personalised certificate of completion.
  • 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 keep children safe.
  • 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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Discounts available when you purchase more than 10 courses.

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Buying for your organisation? If you would like to host this course on your learning management system call us on 0116 234 7246 or email

Book onto live virtual training

We deliver this course virtually via Zoom. All courses run 9.30am-4.30pm.

Use our drop down list to choose a date and be taken through to our booking form.

(For face-to-face courses for group bookings, email to discuss your training needs.)

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“The course emphasised the importance of safeguarding and gave necessary guidance.”

Course participant, online course

“Great course, interactive, good mix of breakout and main session that challenged my thinking. Thanks!”

Course participant, virtual training