Club Welfare Officer Training Checklist

Step 1: Ensure that your Club Secretary updates the club management area of the myAthletics portal with your details (name and email address), highlighting you as the official Club Welfare Officer.

Step 2: Apply for a UKA Enhanced DBS.

Step 3: Complete the Safeguarding in Athletics Online Education Resource. This can be accessed by booking online through Athletics Hub.

Step 4: Attend a Time To Listen workshop. The Time To Listen course (now webinar-based) is aimed at providing Club Welfare Officers with extensive safeguarding training to assist them with undertaking their role within an Athletics setting. The 3-hour course, held in a ‘virtual classroom’ setting, is designed to provide those taking part with an opportunity to consider their role and responsibilities within an Athletics/sporting context and ensure that they are familiar with the specific reporting processes that apply to the sport – vital information for anyone occupying a Club Welfare Office role.

Time To Listen Online Workshops

The Time to Listen course is an online webinar-based workshop held with a tutor over Zoom. Each course runs from 6-9pm. These courses can be booked online via Athletics Hub (course costs £20).

We are currently running four courses a month. However, all our courses are fully booked until the end of 2022. Further courses for 2023 will be released soon.

More information

Please note Steps 1-4 in the above section on this page and the requirement for anyone signing-up for a Time To Listen course to have already completed the online Safeguarding in Athletics course (online / self-paced) within the last 3 years. Find more information on the Safeguarding in Athletics course and sign-up online via Athletics Hub (£10).

Alternatively you can access multi-sport workshops via the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). Please ensure that you keep hold of your attendance/completion certificates. England Athletics will be carrying out annual club audits to ensure Club Welfare Officers have completed all the necessary training.