All sport coaches in the county are being urged by Herefordshire
Council to take advantage of three courses aimed at ensuring
they are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding
children and that they can also deal with emergencies.
courses, being run by Herefordshire Sports Development and
the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire,
25th March - Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Wednesday, 19th May - Emergency First Aid
Thursday, 8th July 8 - Safeguarding and Protecting Children
All three courses are being held at Hereford Rowing Club,
with a 6.30pm start, lasting three hours. If you would like
to book a place on any of these courses, please visit www.morethansport.com/courses
or ring Georgina Fenton at the Sports Partnership on 01905
Perridge, Herefordshire Council's senior sports development
officer said, 'It is extremely important that everyone who
has regular contact with children is aware of their responsibilities
in safeguarding and protecting children. Qualified coaches
are required to attend safeguarding courses every three
years and the first one is best suited for people who have
not attended one before.
who have already completed the first workshop may prefer
to reinforce and strengthen their understanding of safeguarding
without repeating the first workshop by attending the Safeguarding
and Protecting Children 2 Reflecting on Practice course.
This differs from its predecessor in that it deliberately
builds upon the practical experience people have already
gained in their day-to-day role as a coach, giving them
a chance to reflect upon as well as learn from other coaches'
experiences. Coaches must have attended the Safeguarding
and Protecting Children course before attending this course.'
Coach UK, the course provider, delivers a whole range of
other courses. Details of these can be found on the Herefordshire
Sport website at www.herefordshiresport.co.uk. If there
is enough demand for any of these courses (at least 15 people
interested in booking), then more courses could be put on
further information, please contact Amy Jenkins, sports
development officer, on 01432 261539.