Club Safeguarding Officer
Is this role for you?
If you have a background in child protection from a statutory agency with the ability to be objective, approachable and empathetic, have a strong attention to detail and a dedication to the cause of safeguarding young people under 18 years old, you could hold a highly respected and very important role that reports directly to the Club Executive Committee.
To provide leadership in safeguarding children within the club, maintaining a supportive and positive environment in which children can play rugby safely and ensuring that members understand the RFU Codes of Conduct and Core Values.
Key aspects of the role:
1. Develop and implement safeguarding policies and procedures:
In conjunction with RFU guidance, develop safeguarding policies and procedures and arrange training for club personnel working with young people.
2. Ensure that a system of DBS checks is in place:
You will facilitate the process of DBS application for all volunteers. This will be by verifying a member’s identification documents and enabling them to engage in the completion of the process.
3. Ensure that all parents receive the relevant club safeguarding policy:
The Policy and relevant procedures should be kept updated and distributed to parents at the beginning of each season. It should also be given to parents of new members. Any new child safeguarding information should also be distributed.
4. Ensure prompt and accurate reporting:
All safeguarding issues and incidents should be reported promptly, liaising with local statutory agencies when necessary.
5. Ensure that first aid arrangements comply with RFU policies:
Liaise with the First Aid lead, to ensure a First Aid policy is in place and being followed correctly. All First Aiders should have completed a course and have maintained their currency. Any child with a medical need should be known by the First Aider and Head Coach for the relevant age group.
All enquiries to Chrissie Gordon: Mobile: 07824643284 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org