This is a volunteer role
Child Welfare Officer – Brackley Town Football Club
The Child Welfare Officer’s role is a very important, influential and responsible position in the club. The Child Welfare Officer is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who attend the club or take part in its activities.
The Duties of The Child Welfare Officer include:
- Assist the club in ensuring that it’s Safeguarding Policy is enforced and all its responsibilities to safeguard children and vulnerable people are met.
- Assist the club in maintaining the Safeguarding Policy and ensuring that it meets current moral and legal standards.
- Be familiar with and promote the FA’s best practice policies on safeguarding, ethics and behaviour and be familiar with legislation for child protection, showing a commitment to keeping your training and qualifications up to date
- Be the first point of contact for club volunteers, young people and parents for any issue concerning child welfare, poor practice or potential / alleged abuse
- Be the first point of contact with the Child Welfare Officer for Northants FA and other relevant local services.
- Ensure that all incidents are correctly reported and dealt with efficiently and effectively
- Ensure that all relevant club members and volunteers have an up-to-date DBS check and keep accurate records of such checks.
- Ensure all relevant club members and volunteers have the opportunity to access appropriate child protection training.
- Ensure that codes of conduct are in place for club volunteers, coaches, players and parents.
- Attend BTFC Management Team meetings to advise on child protection issues as necessary and attend league and County FA meetings when appropriate.
- Ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.
Skills and Qualities Required:
- To have an understanding of child protection and equalities issues
- To have an understanding of how best practice and the use of criminal records checks can help prevent child abuse
- To be a good communicator, be approachable and be clear and concise
- To be a good listener with an empathy for young people
- To respect confidentiality and be tactful and discreet
- Basic administration skills and the ability to maintain records
- Ability to provide basic guidance
- A child focussed approach
- Good communication skills. You will need to have a telephone and a computer
- Approximately 2-3 hours per week
What you’ll get out of it:
- A sense of giving back
- Contribution to the safeguarding and protecting of children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Meeting lots of people from different backgrounds and involvement with a large, vibrant and successful club
- A chance to develop skills and the potential for new training and qualifications
- The CEO
Please contact Rosie Moffat.
The following useful, additional guidance is available from the FA.