Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime

New qualifications launched helping learners use sport to tackle youth crime

From the coach’s perspective, children and young people from any background can display patterns of behaviour which are disruptive to others and difficult to manage. As identified in the recent Centre for Social Justice’s Sport Working Group’s report ‘More than a game’, welfare programmes that seek to use sport as a means of improving individuals’ life chances requires a different skill-set to the coaching of sport for its own sake.

With this in mind 1st4sport has developed, in partnership with the Active Communities Network, and recently had QCF-accredited two new qualifications designed to support coaches in developing those wider skills: