It is important that your staff and  volunteers hold the appropriate current and valid certification to deliver with vulnerable young people. As a minimum your workforce should hold the following:

  • A current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check – anyone that may be left alone with a child at any time.
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualified
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene – everyone that may handle food
  • First Aid – at least one member of staff per site 

Details of how to achieve the above, in addition to a number of courses and qualifications that have been funded for organisations delivering in the Active Local areas (for more detail on Active Local areas see guidance on see details on ‘Funding‘ page) can be found below.

Please note that these courses are initially restricted to one person per organisation. If you wish to request an additional place on a course please email and we will contact you if additional spaces are available.

Pro-Action Membership

HSP have negotiated a special deal with our close partners Pro-Action Hertfordshire for any organisations wishing to deliver community projects this summer. In light of the good cause we will fund a 14 month membership to Pro-Action for any organisations delivering a Fit and Fed project (usually £80 for 12 months). Until 1 September 2020 this will give you access to their online DBS system and E-learning offers. Within the E-learning offers you will be able to complete the following:

  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene (CPD accredited)
    This course is essential for anyone handling food
  • Allergen Awareness training
    We strongly recommend this training to inform about the dangers and processes related to food allergies.

After 1 September you will gain full access to all of the Pro-Action offers which can be seen on their website. To take advantage of this offer, please email Pro-Action directly at, and they will send you the sign up form.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children, 2.5 hours

Date: Wednesday 22 July, 2.00pm

This workshop, run by UKCoaching, aims to increase awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, helping coaches to recognise signs of abuse and poor practice, and deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise. It also prompts a review of coaching practice to ensure that sport provides a positive and enriching experience for children.

This workshop is a Minimum Operating Standard requirement for many governing bodies of sport, it can be delivered to all those responsible for organising children’s sport and those who lead or deliver children’s sport/activity programmes (eg coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers, parents).

Managing Challenging Behaviour, 3 hours

Date: Wednesday 22 July, 1.00pm

The workshop, run by StreetGames UK, explores how community sport and physical activity can be used as an engagement tool to address social exclusion, anti-social behaviour and community tension and build stronger communities. Participants learn the characteristics of ‘hard to reach’ young people and how to effectively engage with them. They are shown how to recognise the causes and triggers of anti-social behaviour and they explore the development of tools and skills that enable young people to take ownership of their issues and effectively manage challenging behaviour.

Getting Young People Active Remotely, 90 minutes

Date: Thursday 23 July, 10am

This live 1.5-hour webinar, run by StreetGames UK, aims to look at how we keep young people active during the Corona lockdown period. The session explores current trends from StreetGames research of how young people are preferring to stay active and how their motivations to be active have dramatically changed over this period. We will share practical ideas and share activity ideas that can be delivered safely within current social distancing guidelines.

If you have any questions relating to any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact us on