Our role is to:
Advise and support the club officers and committee to implement welfare policies and procedures and to support the club to adhere to codes of conduct and good practice
Ensure that all club coaches / helpers / volunteers have completed a volunteer recruitment process which includes volunteer reference forms & DBS checks (where required). They should assist in ensuring that this process is completed in a timely manner. It would be strongly recommended that a yearly club audit of all volunteers is completed, which should include training needs, awareness and understanding of polices. The Welfare Officer should also ensure there is a process in place within the club for auditing DBS checks and UKA Licences of all relevant Coaches, Officials and Volunteers to ensure they are regularly updated (every three years).
Respond to suspected breaches of the Welfare Policies and Procedures that may be referred to them, in accordance with the club’s Welfare Procedures, and to advise and support other club officers or committee members on how to respond appropriately in accordance with the procedures.
Report any concerns about child abuse to the UKA Lead Safeguarding Officer in the first instance. For out of office hours reports, please contact local children’s social care services or the police immediately for advice if a Child is at risk.