Child protection in sport courses

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC1)

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 workshop is a prerequisite for Children 1st’s In Safe Hands course. (18yrs +)

MonthDayTimeCourseVenueCost
MarchWednesday 13th6.30pm - 9.30pmSPC1Carrick Centre, Maybole SPC £25
Or FREE to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club
JuneWednesday 5th6.30pm - 9.30pmSPC1Barassie Primary School, Troon
SeptemberWednesday 4th6.30pm - 9.30pmSPC1Citadel, Ayr

Safeguarding & Protecting Children 2 (SPC2)

This three-hour workshop reflects on practice, is aimed primarily at coaches and builds on knowledge gained on the Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshop. It is recommended that individuals first attend the SPC workshop and follow this up with SPC 2 every two to three years. (18yrs +)

MonthDayTimeCourseVenueCost
OctoberWednesday 2nd6.30pm - 9.30pmSPC 16-18yrCitadel, Ayr SPC £25
Or FREE to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club

Safeguarding & Protecting Children 16-18 (SPC16-18)

Delivering the same important content as the SPC1 course, this workshop is targeted for young people aged 16-18, who are themselves working with children in sport, as a volunteer or coach.

MonthDayTimeCourseVenueCost
MayWednesday 1st6.30pm - 9.30pmSPC 16-18yrCitadel, Ayr SPC £25
Or FREE to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club

In Safe Hands

This three-hour workshop supports clubs to put child protection policies into practice. It is most suitable for those acting as the club child protection officer.

The course aims to:

  • provide participants with core knowledge and the opportunity to develop skills in fulfilling their role as club child protection officer
  • help clubs implement practices and procedures to keep children and young people safe.

Participants attending this workshop should have first attended the level 1 Safeguarding and Protecting Children course.

MonthDayTimeCourseVenueCost
NovemberWednesday 6th6.30pm - 9.30pmIn Safe HandsCitadel, Ayr £25 or FREE to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club