Advanced Safeguarding Children in Sport

(Level 3 Safeguarding Training)


An online safeguarding course developed specifically for the Designated Safeguarding Lead in a UK sports organisation.

This safeguarding course builds upon previous knowledge from Safeguarding Children in Sport, including processes and procedures, legislation, agencies, handling allegations and making referrals.

Online course takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete

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£23.25 + VAT


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Key Features

In line with the latest government guidance, including the 2018 updates to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 

Fulfils the safeguarding training outcomes as specified by Ofsted, CQC and equivalent inspecting bodies

Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Suitable for the nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead in your organisation, as well as any Senior Leadership teams 

Course Content

This course is an online safeguarding training course specifically developed for the Designated Safeguarding Lead in a sports organisation, after they have taken an introductory Safeguarding Children in Sport course.

Within the course, there are specific variants for learners based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can choose the most appropriate route at the start of the course.

On completion of this course, the learner will have a better understanding of:

  • What is involved in the role of a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Child safeguarding legislation and processes
  • Working with both statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • Identifying concerns/making referrals
  • Handling allegations and complaints

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Relate to national statutory guidance created to promote welfare, safeguard and protect children
  • Ensure that good practice with regards to safeguarding and child protection is embedded within your organisation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statutory and non-statutory roles in protecting children
  • Be able to deal with safeguarding concerns and referrals on behalf of the organisation
  • Ensure adequate advice, support, information, induction, instruction and training for staff is available within the organisation
  • Respond to allegations and complaints

This module will give you an overview of the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the prerequisites needed to undertake the role.

By the end of the module, you will understand what qualities and skills are required to be a successful Designated Safeguarding Lead and the requirements for taking up the role.

This module will act as a refresher and building stage for your existing introduction to child safeguarding training. It is important that you have refreshed your previous learning so you are ready to apply your basic child protection awareness to the modules that follow.

By the end of this module, you will have refreshed your knowledge of the different kinds of abuse you may encounter and the signs that could indicate a child or young person has fallen victim to them. We will have also reminded you of some of the myths surrounding child abuse and the importance of remaining child-focused.

As well as informing you of the legal framework, this module will discuss relevant guidance and assessments, which were designed to enable people to recognise where support may be needed.

Regional variants of this course will also cover:

  • The Rights of Children and Young Persons Measure (Wales)
  • Getting It Right for Every Child (Scotland)
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (England)
  • Co-operating to Safeguard Children and young people in Northern Ireland

By the end of the module, you will be able to understand the relationship between the guidance and the law, and your role within the child protection process.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is pivotal in maintaining an effective child protection process and a culture of safeguarding within an organisation. This module is key to understanding the function of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the importance of the role.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding how to act as central contact for safeguarding, your role in compiling or creating policy, and when and where to seek advice and guidance if needed.

One of the areas that the Designated Safeguarding Lead is the encouragement and maintenance of good lines of communication. Child protection and safeguarding is much more effective when barriers to communication are removed, opportunities for disclosure are available, and interdepartmental contact is maximised.

By the end of this module, you will better understand the need for clear communication, the importance of safe information sharing and the role played by the Designated Safeguarding Lead in creating a culture of communication.

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead will often require that they act as a pivotal point of contact for a variety of agencies. Understanding of the roles of these agencies and the tools that they use will facilitate a fast, appropriate and effective response to a situation.

By the end of this module, you will understand the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)/Safeguarding Partners/ Child Protection Committee/SBNI and how the various statutory and other agencies should work effectively together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

It is the right of families experiencing the safeguarding or child protection process to make a complaint if they feel the need. All complaints should be given equal attention, and part of the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead is to ensure that the policy for dealing with complaints is appropriate and fair.

By the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of the process for complaints, who should be involved, and how to progress a complaint or allegation in the right way.

This part of the training will assess how well you have understood the content of your course, by asking a series of questions about what you have learned.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 70% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

This section contains a range of useful sources of information, downloadable materials, further reading and resources that you may find useful.

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Details / Benefits

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time – no need for staff to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Less expensive than face-to-face training
  • No need to take time out of work to undertake training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Downloadable Excel reports so you can monitor completion
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Provides information and downloads specific to a range of different sectors including education staff and sports coaches. A specific Dental version of the course can be selected at the start of the training.


No. This safeguarding course builds on existing knowledge gained from our Introduction to Child Protection online training course. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy for your organisation must complete both the Introduction and Further Child Protection courses.

Note: We recommend that Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies working in education check with their appropriate Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)/Safeguarding Partners/Child Protection Committee/Safeguarding Board of Northern Ireland prior to taking this safeguarding course, as some local authorities insist that the DSL and Deputy take the local authority's own face-to-face training.

The reference to levels within safeguarding training was dropped some years ago, outside of healthcare organisations. However, we consider this course to be the same degree of qualification as what, formerly, was 'Level 3' Safeguarding Training.

Yes. This safeguarding course builds upon existing knowledge gained from our Safeguarding Children in Sport online training course. It offers further safeguarding training to anybody who comes into contact with children or young people during sports activities, regardless of whether they work in a school, sports organisation or independently.


Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to download a personalised safeguarding training certificate valid for 2 years.


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Course Costs

Number of Courses

  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100

Total Cost (ex VAT)

  • £23.25
  • £110.45
  • £209.30
  • £395.20
  • £930.00
  • £1,628.00

Total Cost (inc VAT)

  • £27.90
  • £132.54
  • £251.16
  • £474.24
  • £1,116.00
  • £1,953.60

Cost Per Course (ex VAT)

  • £23.25
  • £22.09
  • £20.93
  • £19.76
  • £18.60
  • £16.28
Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £23.25

Total Cost (inc VAT): £27.90

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £23.25

Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £110.45

Total Cost (inc VAT): £132.54

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £22.09

Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £209.30

Total Cost (inc VAT): £251.16

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £20.93

Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £395.20

Total Cost (inc VAT): £474.24

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £19.76

Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £930.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £1,116.00

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £18.60

Number of Courses:


Total Cost (ex VAT): £1,628.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £1,953.60

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £16.28

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