In this podcast, we discuss the benefits of listening to children and young people with the Rugby Football League (RFL) and find out more about their listening club initiative.
Liza Ware, CPSU Senior Consultant, talks to RFL former Safeguarding Lead Officer, Colette Eden and to some RFL Club Welfare Officers about the initiative.
They discuss how clubs implemented and facilitate listening clubs, how they involved children in club decision making and how children’s views, wishes and ideas were put into practice.
This podcast was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and the audio clips with club welfare officers were recorded pre pandemic in a live club setting so some of the audio quality does reflect this.
You can also listen to this episode on our Audioboom channel.
Liza Ware – CPSU Senior Consultant
Colette Eden – Former Lead Safeguarding officer for RFL
Rachel Fox-Kent – RFL Club Welfare Officer
Beth Hughes – RFL Club Welfare Officer
Billy Vaugh – RFL Club Welfare Officer
- Involving children and young people – guidance and resources for involving children and young people in decision-making within your sport or activity
- Young Spice (PDF) – a Children's Rights Wales resource for participation with children and young people
- Hart's ladder of children's participation – a 'Me first' educational and training resource
- Sport and Recreation Alliance young board members – online resource
- Let children know you're listening – NSPCC guidance to help adults respond to children disclosing abuse