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Club Welfare Officer Training Update

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08/11/2023 00:00, In Blog / Club Notice Board /

There has been an update to the Club Welfare Officer training. The Club Welfare Officer training has replaced the previous Time2Listen course. The previous Time2Listen course remains valid for 3 years from the time of completion.

Prior to booking on to the Club Welfare course all Club Welfare officers must first complete the Safeguarding in Athletics Online Modules. The course cost is £10. Book the course here.

Welsh Athletics have now been provided with the below dates, please ensure that if you have a new Club welfare officer, or if your Club welfare officer has not completed the course that they book on as this is a required part of affiliation.

The Club Welfare Officer training Online course will be carried out in a Virtual Classroom setting and is aimed at all nominated Club Welfare Officers. The cost of the Club Welfare Officer training is £35.

This course will provide Club Welfare Officer’s with extensive safeguarding training to assist them with undertaking their role within an Athletics setting.  There will be an opportunity to consider your role and responsibilities within an Athletics, sporting context and ensure that you are familiar with sport specific reporting processes that apply to the sport, this is vital information whilst occupying the role.

Whilst Welsh Athletics appreciate that some Club Welfare Officers will be trained and experienced in Child Protection/Safeguarding/Adults at Risk, issues from other sectors such as education or health to name a few, WA have decided to opt for consistency across Wales to ensure that all our Club Welfare Officers have attended the same level of training as a minimum. This is set out in the mandatory Club Standards upon club affiliation. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy when it comes to safeguarding and we thank our clubs and club welfare officers for supporting this approach too, to ensure our club environments and our sport is as safe as possible in Wales.

Keep-up-to date with all safeguarding and welfare updates here.