Scottish Rugby is presently reviewing its training programme (as at Sept 2016) and will shortly publish new opportunities for Child Protection training. In the meantime the following courses are available:

Children 1st

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 1
This three-hour workshop is suitable for coaches and volunteers who may come into contact with children.The workshop explores the code of conduct for those in contact with children and provides basic information on recognising child abuse and responding to concerns. It is recommended that all coaches and volunteers attend.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2
This three-hour workshop reflects on practice, is aimed primarily at coaches and builds on knowledge gained on the Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshop. Outcomes for delegates include increasing awareness, helping recognise the signs of abuse and poor practice and helping to deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise. In order to keep knowledge up to date in this area, it is recommended that individuals first attend the SPC workshop and follow this up with SPC 2 every two to three years.
In Safe Hands
This three-hour workshop supports clubs to put child protection policies into practice. It is most suitable for those acting as the club child protection officer but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club.

  • Please refer to the Children 1st website for full information on their training courses and dates.

NSPCC do a range of training courses both online and face to face for Child Protection.  Courses range from “Online Safety” to “Designated Child Protection Officer Training”. Full details can be found on their website.

Local Authorities:
Most local authorites provide Child Protection/Safeguarding courses. These can usually be found on the appropriate LA website or on

Once our review of training courses is completed we hope to offer bespoke training courses, please refer to this page for updates.