Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS)
As you may be aware, over the last few months sportscotland has been working with Children 1st to create and pilot our very own safeguarding training – ‘Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport’ (CWPS). This resource has been piloted over the last few months and went LIVE on the 1st of April.
CWPS replaces UK Coaching’s, Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (SPC), which will no longer be delivered through sportscotland. CWPS takes a blended learning approach: Module 1 is theory based eLearning and Module 2, a 3 hour face-to-face scenario-based learning. The main change from SPC is that each learner booked onto a CWPO course MUST complete Module 1 before attending the face-to-face Module 2. The CWPS eLearning Module 1 can be found via this link: CWPS eLearning Module 1
sportscotland will be working with our networks to communicate this major change in safeguarding training which will take time to embed. We should work together to communicate the changes to our respective SGB staff, volunteers, clubs, coaches and sporting communities. To accelerate the transition please ensure all volunteers are aware of CWPS and education and training systems/processes are updated as a matter of priority.
A range of FAQ’s
Q1. How is the new training completed?
Q1 answer – From the 1 April 2019 this new training resource will replace the UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (SPC). This training will be called “Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport” (CWPS). CWPS has been developed in partnership with Children 1st and will take a blended learning approach. This includes an online module (module 1) which is theory-based followed by a face-to-face learning intervention (module 2). This is suitable for all adults involved in sports organisations that have under 18 participants. It is targeted at all practitioners e.g. all coaches and volunteers working and volunteering directly with children and young people.
Alongside this, there will be role specific training for Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers and Young Leaders. There is also an awareness resource for parents, committees and office bearers (currently under development and will be available later in 2019/20).
Q2. Is there an additional cost to the new training?
Q2 answer – No additional costs to the training organisers and all eLearning resources will sit on sportscotland’s digital platforms. There is no need to purchase any accompanying resource.
Q3. What is the renewal process?
Q3 answer – As with the current system learners will have to renew their Safeguarding training every 3 years. For example, if a candidate completes Module 1 and 2 in April 2019 then by March 2022, they must complete a refresher Module (currently under development) and at least one of the online topics. This is valid for another 3 years. Then in April 2025 they repeat module 1 and 2 of CWPS again. The process is repeated thereafter.
Q4. What happens with my current in date Certificate?
Q4 answer – The current certificate will remain in date for the time remaining as per the certificate date. Up to three years if a course was completed on the 29th March 19. (remain in date until 28th March 22) From there on the course will be renewed with the new CWPS.
Q5. Do I need to complete Module 1?
Q5 answer Yes – Module 1 is accessed via a website link hosted on the sportscotland website. At the end/completion of module 1 (online learning), it will ask you to log a name and email address. When you complete the module 2 (2-3 hour workshop) you will be asked to submit your name and email to the tutor. sportscotland check that the individual has completed both courses. If an individual has completed both, a Certificate will be dispatched directly to the individual. If the individual is missing the online module then an email will be sent asking the individual to complete the online module.
This link can also be used by course organisers and can be placed on websites, booking and learning management systems and email communications, such as course reminders.
Q6. How compatible is the E-learning?
Q6 Answer – Module 1 is compatible with Android and/or desktop.
Q7. After completing level 1, how soon can the learner complete module 2?
Q7 Answer -Ideally within 6 months. If a learner completes module 1 and doesn’t attend module 2 within 6 months, then they will have to redo module 1. The training organiser is encouraged to set up reminders to learners to make sure they complete module 1 before attending module 2. The module 1 link can be placed on reminders.
NOTE: The course organiser must take all necessary steps to ensure that learners know they MUST complete module 1 before attending module 2. This could be done by providing evidence of completion of module 1 before accepting bookings. However, ultimately it is the responsibility of the individual learner to complete module 1 prior to attending module 2.
Training organisers please ensure that this is made clear to the learners BEFORE booking is made or is payment is taken.
More information can be found at the links on this page.