Training dates for safeguarding related courses have recently been updated by sportscotland and Children 1st.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children is a 3 hour workshop recommended for coaches and volunteers who may come into contact with children. The workshop explores the code of conduct for those in contact with children and provides basic information on recognising child abuse and responding to concerns. Dates are available from sportscotland website.
In Safe Hands is the recommended training for all Club Child Protection/Safeguarding Officers. This 3-hour workshop supports clubs to put child protection policies into practice. It is most suitable for those acting as the club child protection officer but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club. Participants attending this workshop should have first attended a basic awareness course in child protection such as the ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ workshop or equivalent. Dates can be found on Safeguarding in Sport website.
British Canoeing requires all coaches to complete basic safeguarding / child protection training. Full details of the training requirements can be found here.
Safeguarding training is a requirement of British Canoeing Coach Update.