Welfare Officer Training: Time to Listen
New for October 2023! Time to Listen is now called Welfare Officer Training.
This fresh new workshop has been developed in partnership with UK Coaching, the NSPCC, and the Child protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).
Every child deserves to enjoy their sport in a safe and supportive environment, and to feel heard, understood, and valued. On this workshop, you will learn how you can support, empower, and safeguard children participating in any sport in your capacity as a welfare officer.
This interactive virtual workshop will give you an essential understanding of what is required of welfare officers. This includes the responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and putting into place procedures to safeguard children. This workshop ensures you have the practical knowledge required to take a child-focused approach and excel in the role.
You will also learn about the importance of building relationships and trust with key people that you’ll work with to safeguard children effectively.
Through interactive scenarios, you will also practise your decision-making in a safe and supportive environment, enabling you to explore some possible consequences of your decisions. This will help to prepare you to act in similar scenarios as a welfare officer, giving you crucial confidence in your ability to act in each child’s best interest.
By the end of this awareness module, we want Welfare Officers to understand:
- What a Welfare Officer does
- How a Welfare Officer works with others to create a child-centered environment
- How the role of the Welfare Officer fits into the wider safeguarding environment
- How safeguarding fits into the wider culture of British Gymnastics
- How to respond to and report concerns
- How to support coaches and protect themselves
Learners must be a minimum of least 18 years of age and be able to communicate effectively in English. It is highly recommended that attendees complete UK Coaching's Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop before attending this workshop. In addition, please ensure that your National Governing Body accepts the multi-sport version of the Time to Listen course before booking