ASA Approved Child Protection Courses
There are many variations in the type, length, content, etc. of child protection training workshops which are delivered throughout the country. As with CRB checks this is an important area and the ASA needs to be confident that evidence submitted as part of the licensing scheme meets the needs of teachers and coaches as well as the criteria requirements of swim21 accreditation.
To achieve this, the ASA is following the recommendations made by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and only the training programmes listed below can be accepted:
Sportscoach UK workshop titled ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop' (formerly known as 'Good Practice and Child Protection’)
There are two versions of this workshop. The ASA preferred course is delivered by the ASA/sports coach UK and uses swimming specific examples, referring to the ASA Child Protection Policy and guidelines. For more information and to find a course near you click here.
The second is the generic workshop delivered by sports coach UK, usually as part of a County Sports Partnership Education programme. For more information on the sports coach UK workshop click here
Other approved courses:
Child protection training delivered by Local Safeguarding Childrens Boards (LSCB's). All approved Local Authority training is now delivered by their LSCB and should be the LSCB logo on the attendance certificate.
Football Association – Child Protection and Best Practice
R.F.U - Safeguarding & Protecting Young People
British Gymnastics – Safeguarding & Protecting Children Awareness Module
Amateur Rowing Association – Safeguarding & Protecting Children
We would emphasise that the ASA preferred course is the ASA/sports coach UK swimming specific course and we would encourage everyone to attend this because of the additional information it provides relating to our sport.
For more information on Safeguarding & Protecting Children, visit the Child Protection in Sport Unit website here.