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Safeguarding Practice

Safeguarding Practice

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  • 12 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory
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    • Welcome to Safeguarding Practice

      This course is for everyone in sport wishing to develop a deeper understanding of safeguarding in practice. 

      It has been developed with support from the Australian Government (Team Up), the Commonwealth Games Federation, the International Ice Hockey Federation, the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev), the International Skating Union, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation, the International Tennis Federation, World Athletics, World Rugby, and World Netball.


      The content for this course was originally developed by FIFA and has been revised to suit a more general sport audience. We would like to thank FIFA for all their support.

      This course is the second in the series and follows on from the introductory course Safeguarding Essentials. 

      Safeguarding Practice explores the role that culture plays in creating a safe environment, how to recognise different forms of abuse, and why some groups are more vulnerable to abuse. It covers grooming, including how to recognise and prevent it, how to assess and manage risk, and the important role of policies and procedures in preventing and responding to abuse. 

      Finally, it explores the ways you might hear about concerns, how to decide how serious a safeguarding concern is, how to respond, and what your organisation can do now to strengthen safeguarding.

      The 12-hour course is divided into eight sessions in which the key safeguarding practice ideas are explained and developed with interesting examples. Each session should take you about 60–100 minutes of study time. You have flexibility in how you organise and complete the course. 

      It is important to know that completing this education programme will not guarantee sporting environments and activities to be 100% safe for children and adults. Inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can put children and adults at risk of abuse. We hope that by taking this course, risk of harm can be identified and reduced and that everyone can participate in sport in a safe and supportive environment, free from all forms of abuse, harassment, and exploitation.

      If you have a concern about the content of this course, you can report it by clicking on the 'report a concern' button. This is NOT to be used to report safeguarding concerns. Safeguarding concerns should be reported following your own organisational procedures.

      Step 1. Enrol for the courses. Step 2. Confirm age and eligibility to work with children. Step 3. Complete the survey.

      To access the two quizzes, you must complete the pre-course declaration and survey, and then visit all the course content.

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    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Safeguarding in Sport. There are 3 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      As a result of studying this course, you will be able to:

      • Explain the role of culture in creating a safe environment.
      • Recognise the different forms of abuse and how some people are more vulnerable.
      • Describe what is meant by grooming and how it can be addressed.
      • Recognise safeguarding risks in sport and how you can assess and reduce risks.
      • Explain what is meant by policies and procedures and how they help prevent and respond to abuse.
      • Understand how safeguarding concerns are reported and how they should be responded to.
      • Start making plans for how your organisation can strengthen safeguarding.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 04/03/2024.

      Updated 08/05/2024

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