Sport NI are delighted to announce that they can offer a Designated Safeguarding Officer Workshop delivered online, in light of the current restrictions.  Following a number of enquiries regarding the workshop, 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.

This Designated Officer Workshop aims to support those undertaking the role of Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer in sports clubs including creating an awareness of key legislation and good practice, how to respond in a range of situations of concern and how to develop the standards of safeguarding within a club environment.  The 3 hour workshop is currently being delivered online in 2 x 1.5 hour sessions.  Both sessions need to be undertaken in order to complete the workshop.  The workshop format is online delivery with a tutor via Zoom including interactive polls and breakout rooms to knowledge check and promote discussion.  PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WORKSHOP PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING THE  DESIGNATED OFFICER 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.
    • All participants must register online via Eventbrite selecting the date of the workshop they wish to undertake (links below).  The cost per participant is £20 and this will be taken online during registration.  Once registered, they will receive 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.
    • You can access registration through the links below.  Any enquiries should be directed to


Designated Children’s Officer Online Virtual Workshop dates:

Tuesday 27th & Thursday 29th April 6.45-8.30pm Course Registration Link