Child protection in sport courses

Course titleDateTimeVenueCost
Safeguarding & Protecting Children 1 (18years +)
This three-hour workshop is suitable for coaches and volunteers who may come into contact with children. The workshop explores the code of conduct for those in contact with children and provides basic information on recognising child abuse and responding to concerns. It is recommended that all coaches and volunteers attend. Sports Coach UK certified. Ages 18 years+.
Tues 6 Mar 20186.30pm - 9.30pmGirvan Academy£25 or
Free to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club
Wed 23 May 20186.30pm - 9.30pmPrestwick Academy
Fri 5 Oct 20186.30pm - 9.30pmCitadel, Ayr
In Safe Hands workshop
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 but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club. 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.
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
  • describe the role of the child protection officer and the relationship with key personnel in child protection.
  • identify and plan action required by the club to protect children and young people.
On completion, attendees will receive a certificate. Participants attending this workshop should have first attended a basic awareness course in child protection such as the sports coach UK ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ or equivalent.
You can download the current In Safe Hands calendar which details all courses and providers
Wed 7 Nov 20186.30pm - 9.30pm Citadel, Ayr£25 or
Free to attend if a member of a South Ayrshire Sports Council affiliated club
Safeguarding & Protecting Children 2 - Reflecting on Practice
Reflect, learn and share best practice on your experience of safeguarding. In this refresher session, you will consolidate and update everything you learned in the first workshop. (This workshop is a Minimum Standard for Active Coaches requirement for many governing bodies of sport. Attend this session within three years of completing “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” and you’ll satisfy the basic safeguarding children awareness training requirements of the UKCC and Clubmark. (Only those who have attended the first “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshop will be eligible to go on this workshop.) Sports Coach UK certified. Ages 18 years+.
Wed 28 Nov 20186.30pm - 9.30pmCitadel, Ayr

Contact: sportsdevelopment@south-ayrshire.gov.uk