Workshop: Disciplinary Investigations in Sport

August 8, 2011 4:44 pm

Workshop : Understanding Safeguarding Disciplinary Investigations and Hearings in Sport

Date: Thursday 6th October 2011 (full day) (- date may change)

Location: Bisham Abbey, Marlow, SL7 1RR

Cost: £110 plus VAT before 15th Sept,   £150 plus vat after 15th Sept  – includes refreshments only

Reserve your place by contacting us now for invoicing / payment details and further information


Managing complaints or concerns about safeguarding issues is one area that every organisation that works with children or vulnerable adults  will at some stage have to manage. Most cases are very straight forward, but without the necessary understanding or knowledge,  managing such information and ensuring correct procedures are followed can be quite difficult. For sports organisations, the process is further complicated by the number of volunteers involved.

This one day conference will to take you through the whole management of a child or vulnerable adult protection concern through to a Disciplinary Hearing at a very practical level.  It will include the following:

  •  How to handle the vital first stages of a complaint or concern
  •  How to investigate a complaint/concern – including interviews and recording
  •  Case Management handling
  •  Interim suspensions and legal issues
  •  How to undertake Disciplinary action
  •  The Disciplinary Hearing process
  •  Sanctions and outcomes, including for volunteers.

 Who should attend:

  •  Child Protection Officers in Sports organisations
  •  Disciplinary Officers of NGBs
  • Local Safeguarding Board members
  •  HR Managers in larger sports facilities
  • CRB Officers in Local Authorities responsible for Sport & Leisure Services
  • Chief Executives & Board Members responsible for Child protection best practice 

Facilitator & speakers

The workshop will be led by Mark Williams Thomas, supported by other specialists in the field of child protection in Sport