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Safeguarding Children in Sport & Neglect (Bundle)


Completion of this course carrries 5 SACE CPD points.

SACE is the South African Council for Educators and aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate professional development.


This e-learning bundle is comprised of two course modules:

  • Safeguarding: Children in Sport and
  • Safefguarding: Neglect

Safeguarding Children in Sport

Sports clubs and facilities are used by hundreds of children and young people who need to be kept safe. This course examines the role of people who come into contact with children through sport. It describes abuse and considers what can be done to ensure that abuse is recognised, stopped and prevented.

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers working with children in sporting environments; managers of sports facilities; Parents of children who take part in sporting activities

This course leads the learner through definitions used in safeguarding, to a discussion about who is responsible for safeguarding, and definitions of different types of abuse. Scenarios and stories are provided to illustrate the definitions. 

In this course you will learn:

  • The definitions of terms used in safeguarding

  • The different types of abuse

  • What you should do if you see or suspect that a child is being, or is likely to be, abused

  • Where to go for help and advice about safeguarding


Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

Who is responsible for safeguarding children, definitions used in safeguarding, five main types of abuse, physical abuse, emotional (psychological) abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, radicalisation, what to do if you witness or suspect abuse, what not to do, responding where there is immediate danger, record keeping, reporting abuse, whistleblowing

Safeguarding: Neglect

Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and / or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide. It will enable you to: 

  • Learn the definition of Neglect
  • Know who neglects children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of Neglect
  • Learn the points to consider where Neglect is suspected


Here are a few topics covered in this course:

  • Important Facts
  • Definition of Neglect
  • Cause of neglect
  • Examples of neglect
  • Vulnerable children
  • Signs of Neglect: Apathy
  • Signs of Neglect: Hygiene
  • Signs of Neglect: Hunger
  • Signs of emotional abuse: School
  • Signs from the abuser
  • Overall effects on children
  • Persistent Neglect
  • What can be done to tackle emotional abuse?