This template provides a sample job description (PDF) for a county or regional safeguarding officer (or regional or county welfare officer) role in the context of protecting children in sport.
A regional or county safeguarding officer is the person within a sports organisation with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children in the county structure and supporting club welfare officers where relevant.
The template includes the following sections:
- about the role
- duties and responsibilities
- required skills and abilities
- required knowledge
For a comparison of the main child safeguarding roles at different levels of sport and in related organisations, see Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities.