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The Role of a Welfare Officer

A club Welfare Officer is the person within a sports club with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children in that club.


Ideally, you’ll need knowledge of:

National Governing Body’s Child Welfare Policy & Procedures which can be found HERE.
Core legislation, government guidance and the national framework for child protection.
Roles and responsibilities of local statutory agencies (Social Services, Police and Area Child Protection Committees).
Role and responsibilities of both the National Governing Body and the club, in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and the boundaries of the club Welfare Officer role.
Awareness of equality issues and child protection.


Download your Club Welfare Officer flier HERE


Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

Time to Listen Training

We ask that all Welsh Triathlon club Welfare Officers complete the 3 hour Time to Listen Training.

The Time to Listen Course provides the opportunity to consider the role and responsibilities of the Club Welfare Officer and the action taken should any incident occur. The course aims to support the Welfare Officer to; acquire core knowledge and develop essential skills, to fulfil their role adopt a child-focused approach to safeguarding, to share good practice and learn from others in the same role.

For dates of upcoming courses please click HERE


For other CPSU training course dates click HERE


Should you have any questions, or if you are concerned about a member of your club, you can contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer at Welsh Triathlon 

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