The Chair has overall responsibility for the club and should work with the Safeguarding Officer to ensure children and adults at risk are protected. To gain an understanding of safeguarding, club Chairs and Committee members can complete introductory training.
Further training may be required, but this will depend on the role. If the role involves regular responsibility for children and young people (whether this is supervised or not) then basic safeguard training entitled Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop should be completed after the introductory course.
Any role with responsibility for recruitment (whether the role is in a paid or voluntary capacity) and any role which requires regular responsibility for children (whether supervised or not) will require specialist training. The type of specialist training required depends on the role.
Some examples are:
- Safer recruitment
- Safer events
- Safeguarding children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
- Safeguarding deaf children
- Safeguarding adults at risk
Specialist training can be provided by the CPSU, Ann Craft Trust, NSPCC and Active Partnerships.