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/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:
- duties and responsibilities
- skills and abilities
- Club welfare officer – job description template
- Lead safeguarding officer – job description template
- Safeguarding investigator – job description template
For a comparison of the main child safeguarding roles at different levels of sport and in related organisations, see Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities.