Dear Club Secretaries, Teachers, Coaches & Officials We have now managed to rearrange the postponed CPD workshops: Safeguarding & Protecting Children and Time to Listen Sussex would like to take this opportunity to invite members of your club to the Safeguarding course which will provide an opportunity for your volunteers: officials, coaches, teachers, committee members and parents to learn new skills, share good practice and gain a qualification that will help your club develop in the future and are a requirement for Swim21club The contents of the workshops are explained in detail on the following page. The Time to Listen workshop is for the Welfare Officers of your club and is also a requirement for Swim21club. There is no charge for Sussex Club members, but there will be a charge of £10 (per workshop) for non-Sussex clubs. Refreshments for all & lunch for people doing both workshops will provided. Places are limited so to avoid any of your volunteers being disappointed please ask them to book by Friday 28th 2013 at the latest. Late entries cannot be accepted. If you have any questions or want more information please contact Deedee Pickering on 01273 779296 Yours sincerely Chris Hobbs Deedee Pickering Continuous Professional Development training day Programme 09:00-09:30 Registration, Tea/Coffee/Biscuits 09:30-12:30 Workshop 1 12:30-13:30 Lunch for people attending both workshops 13:30-16:30 Workshop 2 Continuous Professional Development training day – Timetable 9.30-12.30pm Lunch 13.30-16.30pm Room 1 Workshop 1 Safeguarding & Protecting Children Presenter: Shelley Robinson Protect yourself, the young people you are coaching and your employer by understanding and following good teaching / coaching points. Learn about child abuse and how to handle situations if you have concerns. This 3 hour workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in swimming to learn and understand more about this sensitive and important subject. Workshop 2 Time to Listen Presenter: Shelley Robinson The ASA has linked up with the NSPCC and is accredited to deliver the ‘Time to Listen’ module that is aimed at Club Welfare Officers (CWO’s). Whilst it is appreciated that some CWO’s will be trained and experienced in child protection issues, the Time to Listen programme provides the opportunity to consider the roles and responsibilities of CWO’s and the action taken should any incident occur.