If you believe a vulnerable person is in immediate danger, please contact the emergency services.

Your County Safeguarding Officer

Ben Bexton

County Safeguarding Officer

Contact email:

What is Safeguarding?

The role of Safeguarding Officer (also known as Welfare Officer) is to manage and report concerns about children and adults and putting into place procedures to safeguard children, young people and adults in their area of responsibility. It is recommended for counties / clubs to have a deputy for this role if it’s possible, to support each other due to the nature of the possible reports.

  • Be the county / club’s first point of contact for anyone where concerns about a young person’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare, poor practice, or abuse are identified
  • Be the first point of contact with the Archery GB Safeguarding Team ensuring Sport 80 is up to date
  • Represent welfare on the County / Club Committee, reporting safeguarding updates
  • Understand the Archery GB/Club Disciplinary Procedures and report to the Chairperson with disciplinary and safeguarding matters
  • Promote club’s best practice guidance and codes of conduct within the Club
  • Familiarise yourself with Archery GB’s safeguarding policies, guidance, and codes of conduct
  • Communicating with the Club Secretary to ensure Enhanced DBS or PVG background checks are carried out for those with regulated activity
  • Communicating with the Club Secretary to follow sound recruitment process to ensure those working with vulnerable members are suitable
  • Provide members with safeguarding and wellbeing guidance including junior members and parents
  • Work with the club committee to ensure a positive child-centred club environment
  • Keep up to date with safeguarding training and continual professional development
  • Maintain contact details for local Children’s/Adults Social Services & Police
  • Safeguarding Children Board is always up to date
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained

DCAA conforms to ArcheryGB's Safeguarding policies and best practices, to read more on AGB's policies please visit the AGB Safeguarding page.

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