England Hockey’s new Safeguarding Young People in Hockey – Online Basic Awareness Training. sits as part of the new ‘Hockey Hub’ and can be found by clicking the link below and hovering over the Resources tab at the top, then clicking Safeguarding Awareness from the drop down.
The new course features a refreshed look, updated content and interactive tasks ensuring participants are able to:
- Describe what safeguarding is and why it is important.
- Define different categories of abuse and how to recognise them
- Create a safe and enjoyable environment for young people
- Respond to and report concerns
A table explaining who the course is aimed at can be found on the opening page (more information can be found on the attached EH Safeguarding & Education Training Guidance document). The cost of the course is £10 which can be paid after a short registration process. Upon completion of a check and challenge quiz at the end, users will be provided with a downloadable certificate which includes a date of completion.
The course replaces the old ‘WT Associates’ course therefore please signpost individuals to the new site at - http://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk
England Hockey Online Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Course
England Hockey Online Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Course is specifically aimed at coaches, umpires, team captains and volunteers who are working with or responsible for persons under 18 within hockey.
What does the course involved?
This course provides a basic level of awareness to help safeguard children and young people within hockey. The course is hockey specific explaining best practice and what to do if you have a concern regarding child protection. This course takes approximately 45mins to complete and after completion you can save and print your certificate instantly. The cost has been subsidised by England Hockey and therefore requires an online payment of only £9.18. (Please note the increase from the previously advertised cost of £8.99 is due to the VAT increase to 20%). Please click here to access the course:
Why should my club/organisation be interested in safeguarding?
It is essential that all people that work with under 18s in hockey receive training that is appropriate to their role. Having suitably trained people within your club/organisation provides a better experience for young people, on and off the pitch and also protects coaches, umpires and all who volunteer. England Hockey strongly advise the following Club roles take the course: all Level 1 Coaches, Development Coordinators, Club Chairperson, Umpires and other CRB/DBS roles e.g. junior coordinators, assistant coaches, squad managers, etc.