Safeguarding & Protecting Children (423)

Course details

Please note date change from Wednesday 13th to Wednesday 27th September


Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

The development of new guidance and scenarios is designed to counteract the latest threats to emerge that could impact on the physical or mental health of children in modern Britain.

The workshop ensures your coaches are equipped with the tools to recognise and respond appropriately to issues of safeguarding and child protection.

The workshop is a ‘Minimum Standard for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport1. It constitutes part of the basic standards a coach needs to be able to carry out their role safely and effectively. It can also be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport (eg within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, and sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver children’s sport programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers and parents), an estimated 76% of whom undertake these roles on a voluntary basis.

‘The “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshops and resource meet the key safeguarding learning needs of coaches and other sports staff and volunteers. The NSPCC and its Child Protection in Sport Unit fully support the new workshop and resources to help organisations and individuals to act to make sport the best it can be for current and future generations.’

Anne Tiivas, Director of the Child Protection in Sport Unit

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. This course is often essential for all new and existing coaches and offers an excellent environment for discussion and learning. Though the course is for newcomers to Safeguarding and Protecting Children, this course can be used as a refresher for previous participants, however we do run Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on good practice as a specific follow up for participants who have taken SPC 1 before. Contact for further details on which workshop is right for you.

If you would like to book on for someone aged 16-18, please contact Active Lincolnshire first.

Newly updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

This courses is for all coaches/instructors/leaders and volunteers who run or lead sessions with under 18s or vulnerable adults.

Terms and Conditions 

  1. The course fee is payable in whole at the time of booking.
  2. Places cannot be reserved on any course. A first come first serve basis is in enforced for fairness.
  3. Bookings will not be accepted after the course closing date.
  4. For cancellations the following conditions apply:

Cancellations made within 7 days or less before the course start date will result in no refund being applicable.

Cancellations made within 14 days of the course start date will be charged 50% of the course fee.


Registration and payment can be made directly on our website, once payment has been made your space on our course is confirmed. Please note that we have limited spaces available on our courses, therefore we advise that you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Spaces available Booking ends Price
12 Fri, 22nd Sep, 2017 £40.00

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Total to pay: 40