Club safeguarding officers(CSO) are key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for children.
Club Safeguarding Officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for children to enjoy all aspects of Surf Lifesaving.
Why do clubs need a Club Safeguarding Officer?
Whilst everyone is responsible for safeguarding, the CSO will make sure the policies and procedures are in place, and that everyone who should be vetted to work with children holds a DBS. They are the person that others come to if they have concerns, and having attended specific training, will know what to do in order to assist, or who to ask for further help.
Training for Club Safeguarding officers
CSO need to attend initial training:
- Time to Listen training run by SLSGB
- Safeguarding update
- An DBS Vetting check is also required
Every three years, the three requirements above must be updated.