A Safeguarding Manager oversees the safety and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults at a sports club. Working with HR and senior management, they develop and implement safeguarding strategies to be used across the club. Taking the lead on any concerns, incidents and allegations surrounding safeguarding, they search for solutions to issues and record all activity. All work is done within governing body regulations.
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A Safeguarding Manager is responsible for training and mentoring a team of Safeguarding Officers, ensuring CPD.
An undergraduate degree is necessary, while an enhanced DBS certificate, Safeguarding Children certificate and Welfare Officer certificate are all required.
The role requires applicants to have experience of working with vulnerable groups. They should have a passion for safeguarding and welfare. Case studies where they have given safeguarding advice and created action plans to find solutions to issues are valued highly. An applicant’s experience does not have to have been in sport.