This template provides a sample job description (PDF) for a club welfare officer (sometimes referred to as a club safeguarding officer or child welfare officer) role in the context of protecting children in sport.
What does a welfare officer do?
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 the club.
The template includes the following sections:
- duties and responsibilities
- skills and abilities
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For a comparison of the main child safeguarding roles at different levels of sport and in related organisations, see Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities.