Club Welfare Officer Training Checklist

Club Welfare Officer Training Check List

Step 1:  Ensure that your Club Secretary updates the Club Secretary Portal with your details (name and email address), highlighting you as the official Club Welfare Officer.

Step 2:  Apply for a UKA Enhanced DBS. See https://www.englandathletics.org/clubs-and-facilities/club-support-services/club-welfare/safeguarding-checks-and-dbs-processes/

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

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

You can book online now via AthleticsHub (£20) for upcoming Time To Listen online webinar-based workshops using Zoom.  The latest course dates are:

  • Monday 26 October 2020 – 6pm to 9:30pm
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 6pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturday 7 November 2020 – 9am to 12:30pm
  • Monday 16 November 2020 – 6pm to 9:30pm

Please note the above 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. Click here for more information on the Safeguarding in Athletics course and to sign-up online via Athletics Hub (£10).

England Athletics accept that the current Time To Listen course content can be deemed as heavily child focused. However we are presently working with the Ann Craft Trust who specialise in adults at risk policy/legislation to incorporate bespoke adult focused examples moving forward. We are confident that this will appeal to our wider affiliated club network by shaping the workshop to be more inclusive of representing the diversity within our EA affiliated membership.

Alternatively you can access multi-sport workshops via the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) via thecpsu.org.uk/training-events/  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.