7th January 2014
SAFESAFEGUARDING IN THE REGIONS AND HOME NATIONS
The start of 2014 saw the beginning of the next phase of making fencing a safer sport. All the Regional and Home Nation Welfare Officers were invited to come together to a training event at Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire.
In the end, eleven people battled through the wind and the rain for what proved to be a very productive two days where issues such as the role of the Regional Welfare Officer, grooming and case management were explored in detail.
By the end of the two days we had prepared an action plan of things for all of us to do - top of the list was the Regional Safeguarding Training Days that will be rolled out in the coming months. This will offer training to Club Welfare Officers as well as others involved in fencing at all levels.
It is great to know that we have a group of very committed and enthusiastic people out there in the regions and Home Nations who are really trying to make a difference on the ground.
Equality & Safeguarding Manager
(Web Banner image features: Back row: Elspeth Webb (NE), Margaret Nolan (Head of Development – BF), Ismay Cowan (WM), Norman Randall (EM), Joyce Ryder (E), Dominic Pitman (SE), Stuart Marshall (NW), Lorna Cooke (S), Rochelle Dazeley (Regional Hub Lead). Front row: Sarah Pallier (E), Jude Toasland (CPSU), Liz Behnke (Lead Safeguarding Officer – BF), Stuart Bolton (Y).)