Contact the Northumberland and Durham Welfare OFFICER

The Northumberland and Durham welfare officer is there to support club welfare officers within their roles in the county as and when required. Their core tasks are:

• To assist the county in implementing Wavepower.
• To assist the county to put plans in place for child safeguarding.
• To be the first point of contact for county staff, volunteers, young people and parents for any issues concerning child welfare, poor practice or potential or alleged abuse.
• To ensure that all incidents are correctly referred and reported in accordance with Wavepower.
• To ensure that all relevant county members, volunteers and staff have a DBS check if appropriate and the opportunity to access appropriate child safeguarding training. These should be updated every three years.
• To ensure that Wavepower procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers are followed.
• To be aware of, and have a note of contact details of, the LSCB, the police, the LADO, the MASH team and the ASA Child Safeguarding Team.
• To ensure that codes of conduct are in place.
• To sit on the county management committee to advise on child safeguarding issues or be in attendance as necessary.
• To ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.
• To maintain an up-to-date list of welfare officers in the county.
• To be available to assist clubs in your county as requested by the ASA Child Safeguarding Team or directly by the welfare officer as appropriate to the county welfare officer’s experience.

The Northumberland and Durham Welfare Officer can be contacted via the form below or by the following email address: ndsawelfareofficer@asaner.org.uk.

Send the Northumberland and Durham Welfare OFFICER an email