Training - Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (CWPS) & In Safe Hands (ISH)


Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport

The Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport course is for coaches and sports volunteers. It is the recognised course for safeguarding training in sport and has been developed and certificated by sportscotland and Children 1st.  It comprises of an eLearning session

  • (Module 1), which must be completed first,
  • (Module 2) followed by a 3-hour face-to-face or virtual course

After module 1 you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘child wellbeing and protection’
  • Recognise the value of a child-centred approach to child wellbeing and protection
  • Identify good practice in relation to child wellbeing and protection and how this impacts the sports environment
  • Recognise the legislative and policy framework around child wellbeing and protection
  • Identify and respond to possible child wellbeing or protection concerns
  • Identify the limits of your safeguarding role and know when to get support

 After module 2 will be able to:

  • Identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
  • Explore barriers that prevent disclosures
  • Recognise and respond to child wellbeing and child concerns
  • Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arises


In Safe Hands Workshop: Wellbeing & Protection Officer Workshop

This 3 hour workshop supports clubs to put wellbeing & protection policies in to practice. It is most suitable for those acting as the Club WPO but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club.

Those attending this workshop must have already attended the Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) workshop or the Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (CWPS) workshop. 

*As of  the 1st of April 2019 we and all other sports governing bodies no longer have an affiliation with UK Coaching to deliver Safeguarding & Protection Children (SPC), this has now been replaced by Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (CWPS). 

 If an individual has an SPC qualification this is still valid, only when that expires after three years will they need to attend the new CWPS format.  CWPS is also valid for three years so that ties in with current training updates.  

 The course maintains similar content with the addition of a mandatory pre course online element. Please note that as the online element is mandatory if it has not been completed Sport Scotland will not issue the relevant certificate of completion.