UK Coaching Duty to Care Toolkit

The Duty to Care toolkit equips physical activity leaders with the knowledge and skills to provide a great experiences to others, as well as support leaders to better look after themselves.

It covers five important areas of leadership (the five pillars of Duty to Care):

  • Safeguarding
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • Well Being.

Physical activity leaders take the five Knowledge Checks (about 10 minutes each) and collect the five pieces of learning for each pillar to demonstrate their thorough knowledge of the principles of Duty to Care and earn UK Coaching's nationally-recognised Digital Badge. The knowledge checks are free to do: just visit UK Coaching website to find out more.


Whatever level of coach you are we are here to support your development.


"IMPROVING A PERSON'S EXPERIENCE OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BY PROVIDING SPECIALISED SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE ALIGNED TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS." Definition of Coaching: Sport England, Coaching in an Active Nation strategy


Minimum Standards

In order to ensure 'Excellent coaching, every time, for everyone', UK Coaching has agreed core standards that all coaches in the UK should adhere to.

This document outlines the core standards that you need to know and meet as
a coach. There are recommendations across the following five areas:

• minimum age
• appropriate qualifications
• appropriate insurance cover
• safeguarding children and vulnerable groups
• policies and procedures.


Code of Practice for Coaches

The Code of Practice for Sports Coaches is an invaluable tool, adopted by many governing bodies of sport and employers of coaches. It provides an ethical framework in which to operate as a responsible, informed and enlightened coach.


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