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Effective Safeguarding

Effective Safeguarding

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  • 12 hours study
  • Level 2: Intermediate
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    • Welcome to Effective Safeguarding

      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 third in the series and follows on from the introductory course Safeguarding Essentials and the second course Safeguarding Practice. 

      Effective Safeguarding has been specifically designed for anyone who has responsibility for leading safeguarding practice in an organisation. In the course we refer to people in this role as the ‘Safeguarding Lead’, irrespective of whether you have the term safeguarding in your job title. 

      The 12-hour course is divided into seven sessions in which key safeguarding practice ideas are explained and developed with relevant examples. Each session should take you about 70–110 minutes of study time. You have flexibility in how you organise and complete the course. You will use a variety of learning activities, such as working through interactive tasks, reading short texts, listening to audio, reading a case study, or being asked to do a work-related task.

      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:

      • Consider your role and responsibilities. 
      • Develop self-care strategies to manage the challenges of the role. 
      • Explore how safeguarding risk assessments help keep people safe. 
      • Learn how safer recruitment measures help reduce risks.
      • Finalise a safeguarding policy.
      • Examine how your safeguarding policy links to other relevant procedures.
      • Explore why codes of conduct should apply to everyone at any level.
      • Develop your reporting process.
      • Consider the key steps in an ‘end-to-end’ case management process. 
      • Evolve your understanding about survivor-centred and trauma-informed approaches.
      • Examine the benefits of engaging with people with lived experience of abuse. 
      • Explore safeguarding in the context of competitions.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 08/05/2024.

      Updated 09/05/2024

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    • Level 2: Intermediate
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