Safeguarding Essentials Webinar

Having a robust understanding of athlete welfare and wellbeing is fundamental to an athlete’s progression. Information from National Governing Bodies and coaching qualifications go some way to addressing this, but there are gaps in the guidance, leaving many coaches and parents lacking in the knowledge and confidence to support their athletes in the safest way.

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Recognising this, athletes Mhairi Maclennan and Kate Seary are championing the importance of a holistic approach to athlete welfare and safety, that has wellbeing at its heart. Via their non-profit, Kyniska Advocacy, they host webinars and run workshops to help coaches and parents navigate challenging conversations around athlete health.

In this presentation they will share:

  • Practical tips to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to support your athletes in pursuing their dreams, whilst also safely enjoying their time in sport.
  • Their athlete welfare toolkit which provides clear and succinct guidance around safeguarding red flags and processes.
  • Details of their athlete support service offering emotional support and practical advice from lived experience.
  • Information on the latest policy action in this space.

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About your presenters:

Welsh Steeplechase record-holder Kate Seary and 3x Scottish cross country champion Mhairi Maclennan are campaigning and advocating for an equitable sporting culture from grassroots clubs to the Olympic Games and everything in between. They set up Kyniska Advocacy 2 years ago and use their lived experience to support athletes, coaches and NGBs in the welfare and wellbeing space.

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