LTA Safeguarding training
This course is essential for anyone who has contact with children and/or adults at risk in a tennis environment and is a prerequisite for LTA Accredited coaches and Welfare Officers at Tennismark venues. These are scheduled in Scotland - dates & venues can be found on the LTA Course Search system. Workshops cost £15 for all attendees and Accredited+ coaches can claim 3 CPD credits.
Other acceptable Safeguarding training workshops - the SportscoachUk (SCUK) Safeguarding workshops as delivered by Scottish Local Authorities are now acceptable for LTA Coach Accreditiation purposes. Dates and venues for these can be found on the Sportscotland website using this link. Click on the Safeguarding filter option and look for courses specifically titled "Safeguarding and Protecting Children". Please foward a copy of your certificate for this to Tennis Scotland so they can update the LTA system.
Safeguarding - Online learning
The LTA have recently added online Safeguarding training for Coaches, Officials, and Welfare Officers. These are all free and can be accessed through the LTA “Find a Course” facility.
Club Welfare Officers - specific training
Children 1st offer a good 3 hour generic workshop specifically aimed at Sports Club Welfare Officers and supports clubs putting Welfare policies in place. Dates and venues for these workshops can also be found on the Sportscotland website using this link - filter for courses titled "In Safe Hands"