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

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

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

Webinar – Understanding and promoting parental involvement in sport

Location: Online

We look at the pivotal role parents play in the lives of young athletes, and how demanding and challenging parenting young athletes can be.

Oct 2 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Loughborough

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

Sep 23 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Norwich

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

Sep 14 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Milton Keynes

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

Jul 24 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

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

Jul 3 2017

Time to Listen training – multi-sport

Location: Oxford

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

Jun 30 2017