Sport England Announces Network of Sport Welfare Officers


Active Humber welcomes the announcement from Sport England to create 59 Sport Welfare Officers across England to promote safe sport and ensure local clubs better protect the welfare of their members. We are delighted to be able to host one of the new Sport Welfare Officer posts. We believe the role has the potential to be game changing for the way that local clubs and community groups feel they’re supported around safeguarding across the Humber and the rest of England. We are looking to appoint the role this coming Autumn. 

Sport England are investing £14.83 million of National Lottery money to establish a national network of welfare officers who’ll mentor and support clubs across England. 

The Sport Welfare Officers project is a policy response from Sport England and UK Sport to The Whyte Review, which questioned the level of safeguarding responsibility given to grassroots volunteers. 

Developed in collaboration with a number of partners – including national governing bodies (NGBs), Active Partnerships (APs), the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit and the Ann Craft Trust – the project will support local clubs in ensuring the welfare of their members, both children and adults. 

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