LimeCulture launches new accredited course for Lead Safeguarding Officers in Sport

There is no question that sport plays a vital role in maintaining physical and mental good health for millions of children and adults across the world, but the sad reality is the extensive harm done to children, adults, families, and sporting organisations when abuse in sport occurs.

Driven by the need to professionalise the response to safeguarding in sport, LimeCulture has developed an innovative new accredited training programme for Lead Safeguarding Officers in Sport. Supported by Sport England, LimeCulture are excited to launch the Lead Safeguarding Officer Development Programme.

The accredited 6-module Lead Safeguarding Officer Development Programme is the first of its kind and has been designed to support Lead Safeguarding Officers to develop a strategic and holistic response to safeguarding, whilst embedding the values and principles of safeguarding into the culture, environment and operations of their respective sports. Each of the 6 modules will be taught over 2 consecutive says, over a 6 month period.

We’re absolutely delighted to be able to launch this new training programme specifically designed for Lead Safeguarding Officers in Sport’ says Phil Doorgachurn, Director of Safeguarding at LimeCulture.

Despite some high profile criticisms and calls to improve the handling of safeguarding concerns in sport, until now, there has never been a dedicated training programme of this kind to support sports to move forward in their organisational approach towards safer outcomes in sport”

Designed to equip Lead Safeguarding Officers with the required skills and expertise to provide a consistent, robust and proactive response to safeguarding in sport, the programme will focus on safeguarding in the context of both prevention and response.

This comprehensive innovative training programme has been written in consultation with sporting organisations, the Sport England Advisory Panel, leading sector experts and academics. It considers inclusivity and the human rights agenda, reflecting on lessons learnt and how to implement positive change throughout an organisation.

 “We have worked alongside a whole range of professionals and experts to develop this course for Lead Safeguarding Officers. We are delighted that Sport England have supported us to roll this out nationally across all sports as we believe it will make such a positive difference”.

The first Lead Safeguarding Officer in Sport Development Programme will begin in January 2021 and will take place via an online platform due to the current concerns and uncertainty resulting from Covid-19. We expect the demand for the course to be high and will be scheduling more dates for further intakes soon.

To find out more about the Lead Safeguarding Officer Development Programme and how to apply please click here

To find out more about LimeCulture’s Safeguarding in Sport Programme, please visits our website https://limeculture.co.uk/sport/ or drop us an email info@limeculture.co.uk

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