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Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Refresh and update your understanding of safeguarding at your convenience

Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), the ‘Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ eLearning course is a convenient way for you to refresh, consolidate and update your understanding of safeguarding at a time to suit you. An alternative to attending a face-to-face workshop, you can complete this fantastic course from the comfort of your own home – on a tablet or PC – so you can dip in and out to suit your lifestyle, while still keeping track of your progress.

* Check with your governing body of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not it recognises completing the eLearning as an appropriate way to renew your safeguarding training.

Additional Topical Modules

There are three versions of this course to choose from. They all contain a core safeguarding refresher module, plus they each have an additional module with a focus on a topical aspect of safeguarding and protecting children in sport.

Each version has the same price, and equal weighting. It is purely down to your choice as to which version you are interested in exploring.

Read the summary about each version below and choose which version you would like to purchase.

New style of online learning offers you the opportunity to learn-by-doing, making online decisions based on real-life stories and scenarios of disabled children in sport, so that you can see the consequences of those decisions in a safe environment.

By putting you at the heart of the action, letting you practice your decision-making skills in a virtual environment and giving you the space to try again – as many times as you want - without fear of anyone looking over your shoulder, it will help you gain a deeper, longer-lasting understanding.

You'll also get access to a bank of tools, tips and resources that you can start using straight away.

After completing the Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children in Sport module you’ll then get access the refresher module, where on completion you will be able to download your certificate of completion.

Imagine you discover one of your team has left threatening messages on a young person's social networking page after a poor performance. Would you know what to do?

This module will increase your confidence when it comes to communicating with children about sports sessions. You’ll learn how to take steps to keep children safe and protect yourself online, with information on:

  • the risks and benefits of using social media
  • how to use social media responsibly
  • online grooming and entrapment
  • online bullying
  • online racism.

Have you ever witnessed a parent of one of your players heckle or make comments that are not helpful? This module includes guidance for parents and coaches.

By the end of this module, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to empower parents to contribute to enjoyable sporting experiences for all children and young people.


Includes VAT

Full course details

  • The eLearning is suitable for you if you’re a coach, student, sports official, sport leader, parent or volunteer, aged 18 or over and have already attended the ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ (SPC1) workshop.

    As this is a refresher course, it is not appropriate if you have not had previous safeguarding training or are under 18 years of age. 

    For anyone in a role with regular or significant responsibility for children (for example coaches or club welfare officers), initial safeguarding training should be interactive or (as a minimum) include a significant interactive element. Click here for the latest NSPCC guidance on minimum safeguarding training.

    While this module will increase your confidence when it comes to communicating with children about sports sessions and provide some core safeguarding training, the certificate of completion you will receive alone does not make you a safeguarding expert.

    Governing bodies of sport set their own standards for safeguarding training (some do not recognise online training such as this as an appropriate way to renew your safeguarding training). You must always check what requirements are in place with your NGB/deployer.

    NSPCC and UK Coaching provide a suite of interactive safeguarding & protecting children training – both face-to-face and live virtual – which may be more appropriate to your role than this refresher course.

  • The course should take around 1 hour 30 minutes, but there's nothing to stop you leaving and finishing at your convenience.

  • You have access to the course for 12-months after enrollment.

  • Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course.

  • For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop.

    If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers.

    There are some videos in the course that feature audio, which we have included transcripts for to aid people with hearing impairments.

  • If you are an organisation and want to purchase this course for your learners get in touch.

What do other people think of the course?

  • An excellent refresher and reminder about the issues surrounding safeguarding, without getting bogged down in too much detail. Excellent resources through the links too.
  • Enjoyable and informative, this can only enhance and improve the coaching environment and my own capabilities.
  • Great opportunity to upgrade knowledge on safe guarding and protecting children in an age where digital media and technology have a huge influence over children's lives.
  • Really great content. the ability to go back and view earlier content was useful, great resources and information. I have a lot more stuff to do visiting other relevant websites. Great links to other sites.
  • Brilliant to update my knowledge. The updates related to more information on the use of social media and other digital engagement to enhance coaching was very good!
  • It was well worth my doing this course. It refreshed my previous training and updated it where necessary! I would recommend it to all Coaches and Welfare Officers.