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Time to Listen Courses for Club Welfare Officers


Everyone who participates in Triathlon is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment. Triathlon England considers the safety and wellbeing of children of paramount importance. As a governing body we accept our responsibility for providing guidance and support for the triathlon community to ensure that triathlon is enjoyable and safe.

All clubs with juniors (u18) are required to have in place a Club Welfare Officer who is appropriately trained to the requirements of Triathlon England. To support our volunteer and Club Welfare Officer workforce we have arranged a number of Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen safeguarding training courses over the coming months. The Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen safeguarding training is mandatory for all Club Welfare Officers within junior triathlon clubs and is free to all Club Welfare Officers of affiliated Triathlon England Junior Clubs.

About Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen safeguarding training (virtual classroom)

Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen safeguarding training is a three-hour interactive virtual workshop, developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and is the most appropriate and relevant training for Club Welfare Officers. This workshop builds on basic safeguarding awareness and focuses on implementation in the club environment. It also gives individuals an opportunity to discuss specific issues, challenges and good practice in a friendly environment.

Why do I need to do this training?

To help Club Welfare Officers to understand what they should be aware of and then what appropriate action is needed to be taken and importantly who can help Club Welfare Officers.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

1. Identify what a welfare officer does

2. Describe how a welfare officer works with others to create a child centred environment

3. Explain how the welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment

4. Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice

Training details:

The online classroom consists of three modules which will take around 3hrs to complete, including breaks and uses a virtual classroom setting to enable you to complete this from your own home.

This session will be delivered on Zoom. There is a maximum of 15 spaces on each online classroom, with a minimum of 8 attendees required to run.



Pre-course requirements:

All Club Welfare Officer need to have attended a UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) training session (face to face workshop or online classroom) prior to attending this training. If you haven’t yet completed this training you can book your place with a British Triathlon here.

Book your place now on one of the upcoming Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen Safeguarding Training courses



Booking Link

23rd June 2022

18:00 – 21:00


14th July 2022

18:00 – 21:00



If you have any questions, please contact: concern@britishtriathlon.org


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