Course Information

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Is a three hour module, which is designed to raise awareness on issues surrounding the protection of children, young people within sport and covers topics such as: duty of care, good/inappropriate practice, recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, how to protect yourself as a coach and the SG Code of Conduct.  This training is mandatory for all those working with children and young people. 

The minimum age to register on this course is 16.

Please note this award is valid for 3 years from the date of attendance. 

Safe in Your Hands

Is a two hour module aimed at young coaches/helpers aged 14 & 15 years to raise awareness of Safeguarding, good & bad practice, how to protect yourself as a young coach and how or where to report any concerns or issues they may have. Many young coaches are working within clubs, leisure centres or local authority classes who seem to be unaware of the various aspects of working and dealing with children, parents and other coaches. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce young coaches to what can be a very emotive subject, in a less formal manner.   We are in the process of updating the course content with the addition of a staying safe on social media guidance.

The minimum age to register on this course is 14.

Please note this award is valid for 2 years from date of attendance. 

Safeguarding 2

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2 course for those who require completing the course for a second time. The course content includes: awareness of national legislation relevant to role being performed within the club, self-protection techniques in relation to working with with children and young people, responding appropriately to situations and the signs and indicators of misconduct and or abuse, identify appropriate action if concerns are raised and defining the role and responsibilities of the coach, Safeguarding Officers, club and SG.

The minimum age to register on this course is 18.

Please note this award is valid for 3 years from date of attendance. 

PVG Workshops

Is a two hour module which covers the steps to take to safely recruit coaches and volunteers into your club, PVG and current legislation. Clubs need understand their responsibilities in terms of the recruitment of staff and how the legislation affects both them and the SG.  It is mandatory that all Safeguarding Officer, along with the senior/head coach attend this training. Club chairperson and senior committee members are also welcome to attend if they wish. There are no exemptions available for this course.

Please note that this award does not need to be repeated unless there is significant change to PVG Legislation were Scottish Gymnastics feel that an updated PVG Workshop would be necessary for its members. 

Note: Although the above courses are mandatory, in certain cases and depending on job role, i.e. Doctor, Social Worker, Teacher, exemption from Safeguarding (only) may be given. To apply for exemption please contact lorna@scottishgymnastics.org