Time to Listen Training

Time to Listen is the NSPCC Child Protection in Sports Unit (CPSU) industry wide standard welfare officer training programme. It has been developed specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting.  The course is interactive with group activities and discussions and will help Club Welfare Officers to understand their role.

Please note in Scotland there is also the option to attend In Safe Hands 1&2.


Who is the course for? 

  • Essential training for any club or event Welfare Officer.
  • Useful information for Team Managers.


This course aims to:

  • Describe how a club or event Welfare Officer works with others to create a child centred environment
  • Explain how the club Welfare Officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment
  • Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice
  • Examine the role of a Welfare Officer and how they fit into the wider safeguarding agenda.


Entry level requirements:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Already hold a valid and in date UK Coaching SPC certificate (valid for 3 years) -please bring the certificate with you.


Other Information:
Course Duration: 3 hrs
Delivery: Face to face
Aimed at: Club welfare officials, event welfare organisers
Misc: Multi sport course*
Cost: £20-25

Club Welfare Officers should bring their club reporting procedures to the workshop.

*non British Fencing members please check your National Governing Body accepts the multi-sports version of Time to Listen 

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