Through Sport England funding, a network of SWO’s from Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership will support Hertfordshire Clubs with continuing and enhancing strong practice in the welfare and safeguarding of children and adults, as well as contributing to building an inclusive culture in sport.

 What is the role of a Sport Welfare Officer?

We know the work of club welfare officers can be hard at times and it can often feel like an isolated role. Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership are trying to help change that. We are able to provide support and opportunities to assist you in your roles. Whether that’s helping you meet your safeguarding responsibilities, connecting you with other club welfare officers or assisting you to grow your knowledge and skills – we are here to help.

Your sport may already have regional safeguarding staff who provide your club with support. If it does – these teams are still your primary contact.

What is the purpose of the Sport Welfare Officer’s role? 

Our role is to:           

  • Provide additional, local support for club welfare officers.
  • Signpost clubs to the right advice and guidance.
  • Work with club welfare officers to create a safer culture within their organisation.  
  • Facilitate local training opportunities and events. 
  • Create networks so that volunteers and staff feel better connected and informed. 
  • Recognise, share, and develop best practice.
  • Help raise awareness of safeguarding and welfare for young people and adults at local events. 

It is not the Sport Welfare Officer’s role to. 

  • Advise on or manage concerns – all concerns must be referred without delay in accordance with National Governing Body / Club Safeguarding Policy.

Who to contact

Hertfordshire, Joe Gamble      

Hertfordshire, Charlie Mann   

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