The CPSU have released safeguarding guidance for sports clubs and organisations taking part in remote coaching with their members.
This information highlights online safety processes as well as advice for conducting remote training sessions. The information builds on the NSPCC’s safeguarding guidance for schools who have introduced remote teaching.
In response to the current restrictions, UK Coaching are offering a new online version of their existing training course Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC).
The course, which is usually delivered as a face to face workshop, aims to raise awareness of the signs of abuse and provide learners with the tools needed to deal with issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively.
For more information contact UK Coaching.
Changes to DBS
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have made some temporary changes to their guidelines and processes to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
These include amendments to the ID checking guidelines for urgent standard and enhanced checks - and basic checks when submitted through a Responsible Organisation. DBS have also published a safeguarding factsheet for community volunteers to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time.
For all of the DBS and coronavirus related resources please visit the DBS Covid-19 guidance page which brings together their factsheets, updated guidelines and frequently asked questions.
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