Safeguarding Online JPEG



Sport NI are delighted to announce that they have revised the current Safeguarding Children and Young People Workshop to be able to deliver it online,in light of the current restrictions. Following a number of enquiries regarding the workshop and its delivery to an online format, Sport NI have been working hard over the last number of weeks with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit to adapt the workshop to an online virtual format for coaches and volunteers to undertake. We are now in the position to be able to offer workshops, however there are a number of changes to the format from the face to face workshop.

  • The workshop is now delivered in two parts –

- Part one is pre-learning that participants are required to undertake in advance of the online workshop. This consists of a 25 minute video which provides important elements of the face-to-face workshop adapted to be undertaken prior to the virtual workshop. It is mandatory that participants undertake the pre-learning as they will be tested on their knowledge of it within the online workshop. They will also receive the Safeguarding Children and Young People Resource booklet which they should read through prior to the online workshop.

- Part two is an online virtual workshop via Zoom lasting approximately 100 minutes delivered by one of our experienced tutors. Participants will be required to log onto Zoom via a link provided. Following introductions, the tutor will deliver the interactive workshop which lasts approximately 100 minutes plus a comfort break, so just less than 2 hours. Throughout the workshop participants will be expected to fully participate (with their cameras on) in polls and breakout rooms to test knowledge and promote discussion (just as in the face-to-face workshop).

  • Upon completion of the online virtual workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance and be asked to give their feedback via a short online survey. Certificates will be issued dependent on participants fully engaging in the workshop content. It is recommended that following the online workshop participants should undertake a face-to-face workshop rather than an online refresher in 3 years’ time when required.
  • All participants must register online via Eventbrite selectingthe date of the workshop they wish to undertake (links below). The cost per participant is £15 and this will be taken online during registration. Once registered, they will receive an a confirmation email from Sport NI which will include the pre-learning materials and the Zoom link to access the online workshop (solely for the use of the registered participant). The number of places on each workshop is limited to 12 persons presently to allow for participant/tutor interaction to take place and ensure a good quality experience for all taking part so we recommend you register early.

Online virtual workshops will commence from Monday 29th June 2020 and you can access registration through the links below. Any enquiries should be directed to


Safeguarding Children and Young People Online Virtual Workshop dates:
Date Time Registration Link
Thur 15th October 2020 6.45pm 9.00pm  Fully Booked
Wed 28th Oct 2020 6.45pm 9.00pm  Fully Booked
Thurs 29th Oct 2020 6.45pm 9.00pm  Click Here
Thurs 5th Nov 2020 6.45pm 9.00pm  Click Here