The most appropriate safeguarding training for you will depend upon your role within wheelchair basketball. A range of courses are available to enable club and regional staff to increase their knowledge and skills in order to safeguard effectively.
Everyone can benefit from taking an introductory course to ensure they have the basic information about safeguarding children in sport. Recognised courses include:
This course is appropriate for club/regional staff and officials who:
- Have no contact with children and young people
- Have incidental contact with children and young people
- Have regular contact with children and young people but with no direct responsibility for them
This provides opportunities for more in-depth discussions and consideration of the application of safeguarding knowledge and information. It is required by those with:
- regular responsibility for children and young people – supervised
- regular responsibility for children and young people – unsupervised
- responsibility for children and young people – overnight or residential activities, or at an event
- designated safeguarding (children and young people) – whether at club level, county or regional, or national level
Recognised courses include:
- UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children
- Sport Scotland Child Wellbeing and Protection in sport Training
- Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity (Adult clubs only)
BWB roles that require this training include:
- Team Manager
- Club Welfare Officer
Specialist training builds on this with information more specific to particular safeguarding roles with children and young people (such as safeguarding lead officers, club welfare officers, or case-management panel members). Recognised courses:
- NSPCC Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers
You’ll need to complete safeguarding every 3 years (must not be more than 3 years since you attended training for the duration of the season you are registering in).
For all roles with regular responsibility for children, a direct-delivery or face-to-face course or workshop will typically be 3 hours. This will enable the complexities of safeguarding issues related to the specific role(s) to be addressed and allow opportunities for discussion. In other instances, online or blended training may be sufficient.
Considerations when selecting training
Training that has been designed for roles within a sports context will be most appropriate to the roles listed above.
Training outside of those listed above which meet the criteria will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.