Safety Training Awards is committed to the safety and welfare of its members and learners when undertaking any qualification. With the recent inclusion of safeguarding within the STA Award in Teaching Swimming qualification, Safety Training Awards recognises that this may trigger learners who have suffered past experiences without fully recognising or processing them.
Safety Training Awards would recommend prior to starting the safeguarding section that tutors make learners aware of the subject they are about to undertake, and offer a brief overview of what they will be covering during the session. Tutors should make the below points of support contact information available for learners should they need them following the session.
If it becomes apparent that a learner recognises forms of abuse which triggers recognition of past or current events, tutors should support the learner by following the approved training centre’s safeguarding policy and provide the learner with relevant points of support. Tutors can also use the below points of support for advice and guidance if and when required.
Points of Support
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
NAPAC’s trained staff speak with survivors of any type of childhood abuse over the phone, exploring the options available to them such as support groups and counselling to help empower callers to move forward. Calls are confidential, free from UK landlines and mobiles and can me made anonymous.
0808 801 0331
Speak to your doctor about seeing a counsellor.
Offers a range of support services to male victims of childhood or adult sexual abuse.
020 3598 3898
Provide a directory of local support services.
Samaritans is available around the clock 365 days of the year to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.