Time to Listen
BADMINTON England is pleased to now be in a position to deliver the Time to Listen workshop to help support and provide training to our Child Welfare Officers.
What is Time to Listen?
Time to Listen (TTL) is a four hour interactive workshop which has been designed for those with a designated welfare officer role within sport. It has been developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and has been adapted to be specific to badminton.
What will be covered on the workshop?
The Time to Listen workshop is training for Child Welfare Officers to help them carry out their safeguarding role and responsibilities to young people. The workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss a range of topics in a friendly, open and informal environment, as well as providing an opportunity to share good practice and learn from other Child Welfare Officers. Candidates will receive a Time to Listen resource booklet along with a copy of BADMINTON England's Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy & Guidelines. The workshop includes the following areas:
Your role as a Child Welfare Officer
What is an ‘aware’ club?
How you can support your club by involving children, young people and parents
Putting safeguarding in place and promoting best practice within your club
Core legislation, government guidance and the national framework for safeguarding children and young people
The roles and responsibilities of statutory agencies, sports, local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) and other organisations
BADMINTON England’s reporting procedures and how BADMINTON England can support you and your organisation
BADMINTON England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy & Guidelines
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Who should attend a Time to Listen workshop?
This workshop is specifically aimed at Child Welfare Officers and people who have a designated welfare role.
Whilst we appreciate that some Child Welfare Officers will be trained and experienced in child protection issues, we highly recommend this workshop for all Child Welfare Officers as it will provide them with an opportunity to consider their role and responsibilities within a badminton, sporting context.
BADMINTON England will be providing this course free of charge to Child Welfare Officers.
In order to support Child Welfare Officers in their role, other individuals within the club/county can book onto a Time to Listen workshop at a fee of £20. (Please note that they will not be able to attend on behalf of their Child Welfare Officer and they will need to have completed the course prerequisite.)
Please note that in order to attend this workshop you must have attended a Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children course or equivalent basic safeguarding training.
Please click here to find a Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children course near you.
Find a Time to Listen workshop
For a list of all the workshops that we’re currently running please see the course list document at the bottom of the page.
If there is not a course in your area at the moment, just fill in the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page so we know where to schedule the next courses.
How to book
To book onto a course please download the application form (this can be found at the bottom of the page) and return your completed form by email to email@example.com or by post to the below address.
Education and Training Team, BADMINTON England, National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LA
Please note that you will need to send in a copy of your Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children course certificate along with your application form.