Who is Safeguarding Training for?
All staff and volunteers should receive safeguarding training appropriate for their role. Basic face to face awareness courses or workshops are appropriate for those working in sport with regular responsibility for children and young people. Training should be updated and reviewed regularly for staff and volunteers, and in line with national guidance and changing legislation.
What this training should include:
• A basic awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues and roles within organisation/club.
• Establishing minimum standards of best practice and codes of conduct.
• Exercises to identify, respond and report concerns.
• Signposting for further information and sources of support.
Who provides Safeguarding training?
• The Local Sports Partnership network deliver safeguarding training as well as a number of National Governing Bodies of sport.
• Sport Ireland offers three different levels of safeguarding workshops, each are 3 hours long.
• Sport NI offer two different levels of safeguarding workshops, each are 3 hours long.