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Child protection training in sport-related degrees and initial teacher training for physical education: An audit

Child protection training in sport-related degrees and initial teacher training for physical education: An audit

Rossato, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0306-5435 and Brackenridge, Celia (2008) Child protection training in sport-related degrees and initial teacher training for physical education: An audit. Child Abuse Review, 18 (2). pp. 81-93. ISSN 0952-9136 (Print), 1099-0852 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/car.1052)

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Abstract

This article reports on an online survey of child protection training for students on sport-related and Initial Teacher Training Physical Education degrees, and on the views of recently graduated teachers of the usefulness of such training in their everyday work. The results indicate that child protection training is provided in most courses but in varying amounts. Respondents to the survey reported positively, in the main, about the effects of new requirements for teacher training (Every Child Matters: Change for Children, Department for Education and Skills, 2004). Reasons given for not including child protection in courses were: lack of time; the perceived vocational nature of the topic; lack of fit with course aims and objectives; lack of relevance; and the research rather than professional orientation of the course. Recently graduated teachers' views on their pre-service child protection training differed from the claims made about this in the survey. In particular, they raised concerns about their lack of preparation for dealing with potential child protection situations. The article concludes that child protection training within sport-related degrees is deficient in both consistency of delivery and in content, and that, in addition to preparing students to recognise signs and indicators of abuse, curricula should also address undergraduates' confidence and skills for responding to abuse in their everyday professional practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child protection; Safeguarding; Training; Education; Abuse
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 04:46
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16293

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