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ABUSE AWARENESS IN SPORT TRAINING

BUILDING POSITIVE CULTURES & TRAUMA-INFORMED SPORTS COACHING

Empowering Clubs, Coaches & Instructors With The Knowledge & Skills They Need To Provide An Inclusive Environment Where Those Affected By Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Can Feel Safe And Supported By Specific Trauma-Informed Physical Activity Provision.

Official CPD Partner & Fully Accredited Course Provider

WOMEN

1 IN 4

MEN

1 IN 6

CHILDREN

1 IN 5

...WILL EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC ABUSE IN THEIR LIFETIME

Designed to enhance existing safeguarding provisions, Abuse Awareness In Sport training goes beyond standard disclosure and reporting processes.

  • Focusing on empowering physical activity providers with the knowledge and skills to recognise the effects of historic and current abuse on adults and children within their sport settings.

  • Enabling them to remove barriers to participation and provide safe, informed cultures for those affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual violence.


With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing domestic abuse in their lifetime there is likely to be survivors of abuse in every sports and physical activity setting in the UK – this is the equivalent to:

  • FOUR members of England's Football world cup winning squad
  • THREE women in each Pilates class
  • FIVE men in each Rugby Squad

Following new legislation around domestic abuse support and the commitments made by government in tackling violence against women and girls, it is imperative now, more than ever, that the sports and physical activity sector are empowered to be fully inclusive of this too long overlooked section of society.

Developed Through A 3-Year SPORT ENGLAND Funded Project Within London’s Largest Provider Of Refuge Spaces (HESTIA).

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ABOUT

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ABUSE

The Domestic Abuse act of 2021 stated that EVERY child (under the age of 18) who ”sees or hears, or experiences the effects of abuse” is to be recognised in law as a victim of that abuse…..
 

With 1 in 5 children being exposed to domestic abuse this means:

  • SIX children in every P.E. class
  • EIGHT in an average size football club

...are impacted by domestic abuse at home and LEGALLY recognised as in need of support.

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THE BENEFITS OF ENGAGEMENT 

Building On Current Safeguarding Provision.

While much of current safeguarding training focuses on addressing concerns about individuals at imminent risk, many adults and children participating in physical activity will be living with the trauma of historic abuse or the ongoing process of rebuilding life after direct crisis has passed.

Abuse Awareness training builds onto existing safeguarding frameworks to empower attendees with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to include, engage and support those impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence regardless of where they are in their journey. Empowering all those affected by abuse to share in the benefits of safe and informed physical activity provision.

Facilitating Existing Safeguarding Procedures By:

  • Creating a supportive environment that encourages and increases the likelihood of disclosure

  • Creating safe cultures within physical activity settings where abuse is fully understood and not tolerated in any form

  • Increasing the confidence of coaches and activity leaders in discussing difficult conversations

  • Further equipping those involved in physical activity delivery to be open and know how to respond to domestic abuse and sexual violence disclosures appropriately

  • Upskilling professionals with links to a range of relevant services where both coaches and service users can go to for support and advice

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EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAM

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Abuse Awareness In Sport is a real-world, evidenced-based training that's been tried, tested and approved by sports organisations, coaches, professional support services and survivors of abuse.

 

It provides proven tools and techniques so that any physical activity provider, coach or club can become more aware of abuse and its effects within their settings, create safe and positive physical activity spaces and empower those affected to share in the benefits of supportive and informed sports provision.


To find out more about our Abuse Awareness In Sport training and how it can benefit you, your organisation and your clients, contact us today.

CONTACT

113 Romford Road 
Stratford, London 
E15 4LY

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