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Safeguarding Training

Training for Coaches and Officials

Coaches and Officials can complete any of the following courses:

*Please note, coaches are only eligible to take the online course if the last safeguarding course they completed was face-to-face training. Coaches can access the online course once their face-to-face training is more than 12 months old, but less than 3 years old.

 

Training for Welfare Officers

Every Welfare Officer must complete a training package in relation to safeguarding. The table below explains the requirement. Essentially, all Welfare Officers are required to be trained to a Level 2 standard.

Training type

Course

When must it be completed?

Valid for

How to book on

Level 1

Any one of the following:

  • LTA – Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis
  • LTA Safeguarding in Tennis Together*
  • UK Coaching – Safeguarding and Protecting Children**
  • Local Authority safeguarding training**

 

If you have completed another form of safeguarding training, or hold a professional safeguarding role (i.e. police, social care or designated safeguarding lead) please email us at safeguarding@LTA.org.uk with the details for review.

 

* Welfare Officers are only eligible to take the online course if the last safeguarding course they completed was face-to-face training. Welfare Officers can access the online course once their face-to-face training is more than 12 months old, but less than 3 years old.

** These courses must include information about the Prevent Duty for them to be accepted.

 

Before starting in role

3 years

LTA Find a Course (England and Wales)

Tennis Scotland Find a Course (Scotland)

UK Coaching

Through your local authority Local Safeguarding Children's Board website 

Level 2

One of the following:

  • LTA – Time to Listen
  • County Sports Partnership – Time to Listen
  • Scotland - In Safe Hands

Within 2 years of completing your Level 1 safeguarding training

3 years (recommended)

LTA Find a Course

 

Through your County Sports Partnership

 

Through Sport Scotland 

Renewing training

Level 1: You can renew your Level 1 training by either completing a face to face course again, or by completing the online Safeguarding in Tennis Together Course for Welfare Officers.  You can only complete the online training if you have previously completed a face to face course within the last three years. You will need to alternate between online and face to face safeguarding training every three years.

Level 2: All Welfare Officers at LTA Registered Venues are required to have completed this course.  There is no requirement to renew this training at present however we do recommend that Welfare Officers refresh their knowledge of the course every 3 years.

Availability of courses

Level 1: Please contact your LTA Regional Office

Level  2 (England and Wales): Please contact the LTA Safeguarding Team:

T: 0208 487 7000

E: safeguarding@lta.org.uk

Level 2 (Scotland): Please contact Tennis Scotland

T: 0131 444 1984

E: info@tennisscotland.org

 

Safeguarding in Tennis Together (free online safeguarding training)

The LTA now offers Safeguarding in Tennis Together, a free online safeguarding course. There are four variations of the course, with each specifically aimed at one of the following roles:

  • Coaches
  • Officials
  • Welfare officers
  • General module (aimed at people who aren’t one of the above roles, but are interested in safeguarding).

In order to be eligible to book onto the courses, Coaches and Welfare Officers must have previously completed a face to face LTA safeguarding workshop (or one approved by the LTA) within the last three years to book onto this course. Officials can access their online course without needing to have previously done face to face training.

To book onto the online courses once they are available, please go to the Course Search and filter by online learning and safeguarding.

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