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Safeguarding and Child Protection for Sport

You can access an e-learning format of this course for FREE with Sport New Zealand.

This training is specifically designed for those working in, and volunteering for sports clubs and organisations. You will gain an understanding of what you can do to prevent and minimise the risk of harm to tamariki and rangatahi who participate in sport. You will gain confidence in the actions you need to take when you are worried about a tamaiti or rangatahi. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works, or volunteers for a sports club or organisation. This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios likely to arise in your sporting code. Everyone from coaches, managers, officials, and club administrative staff to parents or caregivers need to ensure they are working in a safe and appropriate way with tamariki and understand their responsibilities to respond to concerns for child safety in the sports setting.

What will I learn?

  • Learn to apply safeguarding and child protection practice in sport settings.
  • Gain confidence in using the information sharing legislation.
  • Gain awareness of the indicators of child abuse and neglect​.
  • Understand how to respond to a disclosure or concern for a child or young person on your team or in your club​.
  • Understand your personal barriers and how they could impact your role as a coach, manager, or club administrator​.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with our children or young children in either a professional or volunteer capacity within the sporting sector. Such as managers, coaches, trainers, instructors, officials, or parents.

Key Information

Format: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration: Webinar 2 hours, Seminar 6 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate: Certificate issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl. GST):
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

Safeguarding Children

Charities Number: CC49059
NZBN: 9429043276134

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