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27th April 2010
New Child Protection in Sport Training calendar launched
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Organisations providing sports to children and young people can access a range of training workshops courtesy of CHILDREN 1ST’s Child Protection in Sport service (CPiS).

CPiS can help your governing body, club or group get in shape by providing training which covers what to do if, for example:

  • A coach is accused of misconduct
  • A volunteer with criminal convictions wants to work with youngsters
  • A child says they don’t want to go home

Campbell Bell, service manager, said: “Every athlete knows that training is crucial for building knowledge and skill – and training in child protection is no different.

“Our workshops cover everything from choosing suitable people to supervise children to being able to review how a child protection concern was managed. The courses can give volunteers and staff the confidence to work with children and know how to respond in a difficult situation.

“The main aim of all the workshops is to ensure, ultimately, that children and young people stay safe and have fun while taking part in sport.”

The specially tailored workshops have been shaped by years of experience advising and working with national governing bodies of sport, local authority leisure departments and clubs. Five new training courses have been developed and will be offered alongside the popular workshop ‘Supporting Sports Clubs & Activity Groups in Protecting Children’.

Courses range from half-days to full days throughout the year in the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth areas. They are recommended for:

  • Anyone managing, supervising or supporting staff or volunteers
  • Club/Scottish governing body of sport child protection officers
  • Club/Scottish governing body of sport board/committee members
  • Local authority/leisure trust staff such as sports development officers, club development officers, Active School Co-ordinators who support local sports clubs.

For more information visit www.childprotectioninsport.org.uk and click on the ‘training’ tab or call 0141 418 5674.

The Child Protection in Sport service is a partnership between CHILDREN 1ST and sportscotland.

For more information on CHILDREN 1ST visit: www.childprotectioninsport.org.uk/training_events.html

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