Cases of child abuse in sport, and particularly football, have unfortunately been hitting the headlines recently. With all individuals and organisations, who work or volunteer with children, having a duty to protect children from abuse and neglect now is a good time to think about how equipped you are to recognise or deal with such incidents or allegations? Do you know what the indicators of child abuse are? What would you do if you were worried about a child?
An easy and convenient way to update your knowledge is to take an online training course, the ChildProtectionCompany.com offers an Introduction to Child Protection which has a Sports specific version with scenarios and questions directly relatable to sports coaching. Or if you work in the Equestrian sector the Introduction To Child Protection for Equestrian Volunteers will teach you all you need to know about safeguarding when working with children and horses. Both courses provide an introduction to safeguarding and raise your awareness of:
•Uptodate legislation and guidance
•The different types of child abuse
•Signs and indicators of abuse and neglect
•How to respond to concerns
The courses take about an hour to complete but can be stopped and started as often as you like, automatically remembering where you were, and on successful completion of the assessment you will be issued with a personalised certificate.