Foundation Safeguarding

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Foundation Safeguarding

Foundation Safeguarding

This course is a great opportunity to gain an introductory overview into the concepts of safeguarding.   

You will discover the importance of safeguarding through a variety of engaging interactive activities and films. You will identify the support available to you and the procedures that are in place to ensure and safe and secure environment.

This course can be completed from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with an internet connection. 

Many of our learners have responsibilities within a club environment, are gymnasts, or are involved with gymnastics.

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Who is this Aimed at:

This course is aimed at 16-17 year old coaches who are already qualified, or working towards a UKCC Level 1 Gymnastics Coaching Award.

What To Expect:

An informative course around why safeguarding and child protection are so important within sport and how you can contribute.

Delivery Method:

40 mins – online based.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

No mentor is required for this course.

What Resources Are Included:

Online resource.


£5 for British Gymnastics member (£10 for non BG member).


By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic awareness of key safeguarding principles and good practice
  • Explain everyone’s roles and responsibilities for safeguarding children within gymnastics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which children can be harmed
  • Recognise possible indicators that a child may be experiencing harm
  • Identify and respond appropriately to a concern
  • Understand how to protect yourself as a coach

Safeguarding Background:

  • Key definitions
  • Safeguarding history
  • Key safeguarding principles

How Children Can Be Harmed:

  • Harm
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Bullying
  • Examples of bullying
  • Responding to bullying

Recognising and Responding to Concerns:

  • Indicators of abuse
  • Responding to a disclosure from a child
  • Who to report disclosures to
  • A positive outcome

Best Practice Guidance:

  • The principles of safe handling
  • Rules for safe handling
  • How to respond to accidental contact
  • Flexibility and stretching
  • Good practice for coaches
  • Keeping safe

Assessment Method:

On course assessment, including ten questions testing your knowledge.

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

On completion of the online course.

The award will be valid for 3 years if you complete the course before your 18th birthday and remain at level 1. Safeguarding training must be upgraded to the Safeguarding Child Protection course when you qualify as a level 2 coach.

When Is My Assessment:

At the end of the online course.

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