Safeguarding Training Courses

BaseballSoftballUK offers two types of safeguarding training:

  • A baseball/softball-specific 'Time to Listen' (NSPCC) course, which provides Basic safeguarding training
  • An Educare online course, which provides Introductory safeguarding training

Time to Listen course

This is a face-to-face three-hour course ideally suited for club Safeguarding Officers, and BaseballSoftballUK recommends that every club or league Safeguarding Officer attends it.  It is also suitable for senior coaches or club personnel who have a lot of contact with youth players.

Face-to-face training  is important because it allows delegates to ask questions in a safe environment facilitated by a qualified safeguarding tutor.  It also provides the opportunity to discuss specific safeguarding issues related to different roles within a club or league.

If you are interested in attending a 'Time to Listen' course, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details and dates of scheduled courses.


Educare online training

This online training course is very flexible, allowing the user to complete the course from home at his/her own pace. BaseballSoftballUK recommends Educare online training as an introductory safeguarding course ideal for coaches who need a safeguarding qualification to become licenced or for Safeguarding Officers requiring refresher training.  It is also suitable as a stop-gap course for new Safeguarding Officers who won’t be able to attend a face-to-face course for some time.

Educare training offers great value for money, since in addition to child protection training it also offers training in:

  • Health and safety
  • First aid essentials (this is not detailed enough to act as a stand-alone First Aid qualification)
  • Preventing bullying
  • Equality and diversity
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Child exploitation and online safety
  • Personal safety
  • Safer recruitment
  • Basic food hygiene

Click to sign up for an Educare online training package.


Other courses

There are many other safeguarding courses available, run by a variety of different organisations.  Unfortunately, there is no professional body regulating these courses so quality can vary significantly. When choosing a course, please ensure that it covers everything you need it to and is approved by the CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit).

Other BaseballSoftballUK-approved courses include:  

  • Sports Coach UK's 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ (or 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2' for renewal purposes)
  • Child protection courses delivered by local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Child protection courses delivered by County Sports Partnerships

If in doubt about which course to choose, or if you are looking to complete enhanced safeguarding training, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact Mark Caress (Lead Safeguarding Officer) on 0207 453 7055.

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