Snowsport England encourages your Club to spread the safeguarding message as widely as possible. Your Club may like to consider putting on its own course for volunteers? You could consider opening up some spaces to other local sports clubs, to help cover the costs? See the list of tutors currently offering safeguarding courses for snowsport.
If you are a general club member, or committee member, not in a role where safeguarding training is mandatory, please do still consider some introductory training. The training will show you:
- Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility
- The categories of abuse
- Signs and symptoms of abuse
- What to do if there are concerns about a child and how to respond
- How to make a safer environment for young people
- Signposts for further information and support
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has recently introduced safeguarding webinars, and these are a good source of information too.
Courses and training available:
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) face to face course.
- Child Protection in Sport an e learning course produced by the NSPCC and CPSU
- Educare for Sport - an e-learning course – level 2
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practice (SPC2) – a face to face course for people who have previously attended the SPC face to face course
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport – an e learning course for people who have previously attended the SPC face to face course
- Webinars – organised by the CPSU. Topics include Keeping children safer online; tackling bullying; information sharing in child protection cases; safeguarding LGBT young people and understanding grooming for abuse.