WVA: General Meeting
6th September 2010
As the identified Child
Welfare Officer (CWO) for the WVA I would like to remind clubs of the
need for CRB checks that are required for all volunteers who work with
under 18 year olds. I suggest that within your club you hold a list of
names with the CRB number and date that can be updated and monitored as
necessary. Would you also be able to let me know who your club CWO is if
you have one! Remember, you don’t have to have a dedicated junior
training session to have to be aware of child protection issues.
Step 1: Each Club should identify a Child Welfare Officer (CWO). This
could be any responsible adult /parent who is interested in making sure
young people can play and train in a safe environment. The roles and
responsibilities for this role are available via www.volleyballengland.org
Step 4: The CWO will then provide the Volleyball England Office with a list of club volunteers who need a CRB check.
Step 5: Volleyball
England will send a CRB application form to each individual. Once
completed the form and the identification papers will need to be
returned to Volleyball England. Step 6:
The form will then be processed and sent to the CRB. The disclosure
certificate will be sent directly to the applicant and a copy will be
sent to Volleyball England for their records.
The Volleyball England Lead Officer
will contact the Club CWO if there is any information on the disclosure
that raises concerns. There is no cost to the individual seeking a check
as long as their work with young people is in a voluntary capacity
* NB it is not your responsibility to investigate any allegation, only to report the concerns bought to your attention.
Volleyball England (VE) has developed an extensive welfare section on its website with lots of useful information and further contacts. www.volleyballengland.org or Responding & Reporting HELPLINE 0808 800 5000. If you would like to talk to someone outside of your organisation you can also contact one of the following bodies:
Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) www.thecpsu.org.uk
Jenny Boorman – CWO for the WVA