Kingston upon Hull Swimming Club’s contact for Child Welfare & safeguarding Advice and Support is Karen Hardy. She is available to advise any person in the club who has a concern on any child welfare and safeguarding issue.
The Welfare Officer will maintain confidentiality at all times, you will find her to be tactful and very discreet.
The Welfare Officer will ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a “need to know” basis.
The Welfare Officer Role:
The Welfare Officer is the first point of contact for club staff and volunteers, young people and parents for any issue concerning child welfare. The main purpose of the role is to assist with the safeguarding and protecting of children and young people in the club.
The Welfare Officer has an understanding of, and will ensure the introduction and maintenance of the Child Safeguarding Policy.
The Welfare Officer will ensure all persons working with children and young people at the club are fully aware of what is required of them within the protocols of the policy.
The Welfare Officer will liaise closely with club officials, parents, children and young people, in ensuring that the agreed procedures for the prevention of risk is followed and advise the club on matters of policy relating to child Safeguarding.
The Welfare Officer has experience in liaising with organizations such as social services and other relevant agencies and in representing the views of others.
The Welfare Officer will ensure that all incidents are correctly reported, take details of the allegation/concern.
The Welfare Officer will consult with an appropriate child Safeguarding professional i.e. ASA Safeguarding Coordinator, social services and follow the advice given by the appropriate agency.
The Welfare Officer has full understanding of Child Safeguarding
If you feel you need the assistance of the Welfare Officer, please do not hesitate to contact her on:
Mobile: 07479 535733
Sarah Parsons, our Welfare Officer is approachable, good communicator and clear and concise in her role. She is a good listener with empathy for young people. She has had many years of experience and training with regard to this role and with working with young people of all ages.