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UK Coaching, NSPCC and CPSU
Children

Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Martial Arts

Every child deserves to enjoy playing sport and engaging in physical activity

At the request of the CPSU, we have developed a Martial Arts version of our traditional Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop. 

The workshop takes into account the terminology used within Martial Arts clubs and makes some of the scenarios used in the traditional workshop specific to Martial Arts.

Developed in partnership with the NSPCC and CPSU, the workshop still offers all the vital information coaches will need to recognise and respond to the tell-tale signs of abuse, and will give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to:

  • identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
  • explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
  • recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
  • take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.
     

You will receive a copy of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching. The comprehensive 166-page guide includes sections on:

  • The fundamentals of safeguarding: Good practice and child protection
  • Understanding and identifying concerns about children
  • Taking appropriate action
  • Safe recruitment guidelines
  • Work through a wide range of scenarios, with feedback on good practice
  • Information on national strategies and legislation.
     

What People Think

I would definitely recommend the workshop as even though it is a requirement for coaches to attend, it really does help in letting you know where you stand and how to respond to any situation in a teaching or coaching context.

Clarisse Smith, Zone Hockey Coordinator for Birmingham
 

The Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops and resource meet the key safeguarding learning needs of coaches and other sports staff and volunteers. The NSPCC and its Child Protection in Sport Unit fully support the new workshop and resources to help organisations and individuals to act to make sport the best it can be for current and future generations.

Anne Tiivas, Director of the Child Protection in Sport Unit
 

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Workshop fee £275 (for a maximum of 20 learners) plus £9.49 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

 

Format

3-hour workshop

Number of Learners

A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 people 

Delivery Method

A mix of theory and practical

Accompanying Learning Materials

Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople. A 166-page book for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge or refer to.

 

We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience. 

Book a space

A meeting room with enough space for the group to split into smaller groups (at least 12 x 12 metres). All venues must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users).

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Screen or laptop and data projector, flip chart, paper and pens are required. Internet access would be beneficial.

 

UK Coaching partner organisations can deliver this workshop under licence.

This option gives you more flexibility and savings if you have an in-house trainer. 

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

Our partners put on our workshops across the UK. They will put on a workshop near to you if enough people express interest. 

If you live in England, get in touch with your County Sports Partnership to register your interest.  VIsit the CSPN to find your CSP.

sportscotlandSport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland run our workshops outside of England and advertise our workshops on their own websites.