There are different levels of safeguarding training which can be completed, which is determined by the role to be undertaken, the level of engagement with children/ adults at risk and the frequency of the engagement.

Introductory level

Whilst it is not essential, everyone can benefit from taking an introductory course, such as the NSPCC’s Child protection in sport – online course. These courses provide basic information only but are sufficient for those with:

  • No contact with children and young people or adults at risk
  • Incidental contact with children and young people or adults at risk
  • Regular contact, but no direct responsibility for them

Alternative introductory courses include:

Basic level safeguarding training

The basic level training is appropriate for those who have regular contact and direct responsibility for children and young people and/or adults at risk. Suitable courses would include:

For those working with adults in sport and in roles with a direct responsibility for player’s welfare, recognising and raising concerns of adult safeguarding issues (ie coaches, team managers, physio) then one of the following safeguarding courses would be recommended:

Safeguarding adults

For further guidance on which training course is right, visit the CPSU website here 

Last modified: Monday, 16 May 2022, 10:47 AM