Training and events

There are currently no formal qualifications specifically for safeguarding children in sport. However, a number of organisations have developed courses to help you and your team to keep children safe. Whether you're a beginner or a specialist, we can point you in the right direction:


CPSU and NSPCC training

CPSU webinars 
Sign up for our free webinars or catch up with recordings, presentations and other resources from previous online events.

NSPCC training and consultancy 
Grow your child-protection knowledge and skills with CPD-certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online. These include the Child protection in sport course, an online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who has infrequent contact with children in a sports organisation.

Upcoming courses & events

NSPCC safer recruitment training

Location: London

During this NSPCC safer recruitment face-to-face training course you will develop skills and techniques to protect children and young people.

Mar 28 2018

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Harrogate

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Harrogate, run by North Yorkshire Sport. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Mar 27 2018

NSPCC safer recruitment training

Location: Leicester

During this NSPCC safer recruitment face-to-face training course you will develop skills and techniques to protect children and young people.

Jan 26 2018

Webinar – Listening to the voices of young people in sports organisations

Location: Online

We'll explore the ways that National Governing Bodies of sport can include and promote the views of young people throughout their work, from club to national level, in this free webinar.

Dec 7 2017

Webinar – CSPs and the voices of young people

Location: Online

From a County Sports Partnership perspective, we'll consider the rationale for promoting young people’s voices, the challenges CSPs may face, and practical ways in which CSPs have developed effective solutions.

Dec 7 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Lincoln

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Lincoln run by Active Lincolnshire. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Nov 30 2017

ACT Seminar 2017

Location: Nottingham

The Anne Craft Trust seminar, held at Nottingham University, celebrates 25 years of ACTing against abuse and looks ahead to the future of safeguarding.

Nov 23 2017

Webinar – Empowering young people to speak out about bullying

Location: Online

In this free webinar, we look at the ways sports organisations can empower both adults and children to speak out about bullying and challenge unwanted behaviour when they see it.

Nov 16 2017

Anti-bullying Week 2017

Location: Online

Anti-bullying Week takes place 13 - 17 November 2017. This year's theme is "All Different, All Equal".

Nov 13-17 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Berkshire

A 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers in Berkshire, run by Get Berkshire Active. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Oct 29 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: London

A 3-hour course in London for Club Welfare Officers. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously.

Oct 28 2017