Safeguarding Training

Requirements for Safeguarding Training

For Coaches

It’s mandatory for Archery GB licensed coaches to complete tutor-led safeguarding training as part of their licence, and this should be renewed every 3 years to ensure safeguarding skills and knowledge are up to date. Certificates are now to be uploaded to Sport80 / AGB's Safeguarding Lead and not via local coaching staff.

Unlicensed coaches, for example experienced archers, working in a coaching capacity (paid or voluntary) who organise and oversee coaching sessions and regularly coach must also complete tutor-led safeguarding training.

This does not apply to those who occasionally help, for example during a beginners’ course or have a go.

For Safeguarding Officers

Safeguarding training is mandatory for this role because it is not only essential in being able to fulfil the role, but it also provides the person responsible for safeguarding the confidence and skills to be able to deal with worries and concerns and respond appropriately. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance changes rapidly, therefore training should be renewed every 3 years.

Firstly, basic training should be completed and must consist of a tutor led course which usually lasts 3 hours and can be done either face-to-face or online. Following basic training, a specialist training workshop for safeguarding roles in a sports setting should be completed.

Club Chairs and Committee members

The Chair has overall responsibility for the club and should work with the Safeguarding Officer to ensure children and adults at risk are protected. To gain an understanding of safeguarding, club Chairs and Committee members can complete introductory training

Further training may be required, but this will depend on the role. If the role involves regular responsibility for children and young people (whether this is supervised or not) then basic safeguard training entitled Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop should be completed after the introductory course.

Any role with responsibility for recruitment (whether the role is in a paid or voluntary capacity) and any role which requires regular responsibility for children (whether supervised or not) will require specialist training. The type of specialist training required depends on the role. 

Some examples are:

  • Safer recruitment
  • Disciplinary
  • Safer events
  • Safeguarding children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
  • Safeguarding deaf children
  • Safeguarding adults at risk

Specialist training can be provided by the CPSU, Ann Craft Trust, NSPCC and Active Partnerships.

Non-coaching Safeguarding Training

Members / parents / guardians who wish to undertake Safeguarding in Sport training for free can do so by clicking the link bellow. Please note this is NOT recignised by Archery GB for Coaches / Safeguarding Officers but is CPD for coaches.

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