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Safeguarding Training

There are a number of different ways to access safeguarding training:

  • If you would like to hold a UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshop at a club or centre in England, this can be arranged at a subsidised fixed price of £300 plus VAT.  The price includes a three-hour workshop for between 10 and 20 people, the tutor’s fee and travel expenses and a workbook for every participant.  Please contact Andrea Gates, RYA Safeguarding Officer, on 023 8060 4226 or e-mail to discuss this option.
  • Individuals can book places on open multi-sport SPC workshops in their area - click on the link to the UK Coaching website under Related Pages for more information.
  • Clubs and centres in Wales can also contact the RYA to arrange an SPC workshop. 
  • Clubs and centres in Northern Ireland should contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit on 02890 351135. 
  • In Scotland there is a new course available, ‘Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport’ (CWPS).  For more information contact Liza Linton, RYA Scotland Development Manager, on 0131 317 7388.
  • Safe + Fun, the RYA's online safeguarding course, is available via RYA training centres. For more information click on the link under Related Links.  This course is a pre-requisite for all new Instructor, Senior Instructor and Racing Coach candidates, to be followed up during their training.  The online course provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness of safeguarding and is suitable as an introduction for anyone volunteering or working with children and young people.  Those with specific responsibilities, such as Club Welfare Officers, Centre Managers, Youth Coordinators etc, are also advised to attend a workshop where they can discuss scenarios, ask questions and exchange ideas with other participants.
  • For those working or volunteering with Adults at Risk, there is an online awareness course available from UK Coaching.  The Ann Craft Trust can deliver workshops at various levels and has successfully piloted a sailing-specific workshop with RYA Sailability.  See links under Related Pages.
  • A further RYA online module for Club and Centre Welfare Officers is available.  For more information click on the link under Related Pages.

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