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Safer sports events training

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3 hours

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Online safeguarding and child protection course 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. But if they aren't safe, or don't feel safe, then they're not going to have a good time.

This online course covers 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.

Benefits of the course

  • 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.
  • Download your personal learning objectives and learning log to create your own action plan.
  • Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
  • If you purchase multiple licences, you can download a report to show who has completed the course.
  • Includes videos, interactive quizzes 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 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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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

This course will help learners understand the safeguarding considerations at events. It offers best practice examples so you can ensure that regardless of the size of event, the experience and memories, for young people, are positive ones.

Michelle North, Child Protection in Sport Unit