Time to Listen (Virtual)

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Time to Listen (Virtual)

Time to Listen (Virtual)

This interactive virtual course, developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), will support you in your role as a club welfare officer and help to further develop your understanding of child protection and safeguarding within a gymnastics environment.

This course is designed to support you and your club in the safeguarding and protection of children. You will learn about the policies and procedures in place, and the different roles and responsibilities of everyone contributing towards the safeguarding of children.

You will be guided through a variety of exercises and activities in order to develop the skills necessary to implement best practice in your club.

You will already have completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshop before attending this course.

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Who is this Aimed at:

This course is for those that wish to support their club by becoming a welfare officer. Head coaches may attend the course for information purposes but are not allowed to be a welfare officer.

What To Expect:

This is an informative course around the roles and responsibilities of a welfare officer and all those involved within their work.

Delivery Method:

Virtual classroom course delivered over three modules.

Please note to join the course you must do so on a laptop or computer. Unfortunately, mobile devices do not support the platform functionality and you will not be able to fully engage with the course. If a mobile device is your only option, please contact your course organiser as this will affect your ability to take part in the online course.


4 hours.

What Resources Are Included:

You will receive:

- Time to Listen workbook
- Pre-course virtual training video
- British Gymnastics reporting safeguarding & child protection concerns flowchart
- Case scenarios
- PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation
- PDF certificate
- Electronic course evaluation


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

1. Identify what a club welfare officer does
2. Describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centred
3. Explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment
4. Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice

How Will I Be Assessed:

There is no formal assessment for this course.

How Long Before I Get Qualified:

If you have provided British Gymnastics with a copy of a recognised safeguarding & protecting children certificate within the last 3 years, you will receive the Time to Listen accreditation and a certificate will be sent to you at the end of the course.

If British Gymnastics does not have evidence of a current safeguarding & protecting children certificate, your Time to Listen accreditation will be on hold until received.


Member fee: £40
Non-member fee: £80

Pre Requisites:

You must be 18 years old on the day of the course.

Module 1 - Introductions:

  • Introduction to the course, technology, each other, the subject (including safeguarding considerations)
  • Quiz to support pre-course information
  • The role of the club welfare officer

Module 2 – Safer clubs:

  • Safer club checklists
  • Safeguarding culture
  • Listening to children
  • Involving children and parents

Module 3 – Applying procedures

  • Safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Additional vulnerabilities of some children and young people
  • Scenario based discussions
  • What next? Conclusions

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