Club coaches are required to undertake training in safeguarding at least every three years, as follows:
Coaches without previous safeguarding training are recommended to attend the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop (face to face) . For more guidance click HERE, to enrol onto the workshop click HERE.
Coaches with previous safeguarding training are recommended to enrol on the Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (Online). For more guidance click HERE, to enrol onto the workshop click HERE. Any of the workshops termed '2018 Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children' are suitable.
The training will:
- Identify and recognise good practice and the implications for your coaching.
- Explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response.
- Recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse.
- Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.
Coaches in regular contact with young people (under 18s) have a responsibility to conduct a DBS check. Regular contact is defined as either:
- four times a month
- During overnight stays
DBS checks can be applied for by contacting Volleyball England on 01509 227722 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit the 'Apply for a DBS' page of the website.