As we move towards a return to normality and further relaxing of restrictions, Sport NI plans to be in the position to return to face-to-face learning therefore from the 1st September 2021Sport NI will no longer be organising and delivering Safeguarding workshops directly but will return to facilitating workshop bookings from Governing Bodies and Local Authorities as was the delivery model pre-pandemic.

If you wish to access a Safeguarding Children and Young People workshop or a Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer Workshop, you should contact you should contact your Governing Body Development Officer or Local Authority Sports Development Officer to check when the next workshop is taking place within your area or sport.

Both workshops will be available in the virtual online and face-to-face formats but it will be down to the organiser as to how they wish to deliver training based on their clubs and volunteers needs and own policies.

  • The Safeguarding Children and Young People workshop is 3 hours in duration.
  • Both the online and face-to-face workshop now incorporate a pre-learning element that is mandatory for participants to undertake in advance of the actual workshop.
  • It comprises of a 30 minute video which forms the basis on the workshop and therefore must be observed in advance.  Participants are also encouraged to review the workshop resource and some supporting material in advance also.
  • Tutors will test individuals understanding of the pre-learning element in the actual workshop.
  • The actual workshop, whether face-to-face or online/virtual, will be approximately 2.5 hours in duration.
  • All elements must be completed in order to receive certification.
  • The cost of the workshop will be determined by the organiser.

If you are unsure of who to contact within  your Governing Body or Local Authority, you can send an email to workshops@sportni.net providing us with your sport and area and we will be able to signpost you who to contact.  Alternatively you can contact Sport NI on 07814075365 (between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).