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An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officer (DLSO) to support and work alongside the Lead Safeguarding Officer (LSO).

Safeguarding is a very rewarding and important role within an organisation. It is also a role that has several elements to it, hence the request for a Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officer. To enable the organisation to be able to fulfil its safeguarding responsibilities timeously, the support of a Deputy LSO would be invaluable. If the Lead is unavailable, duties will be carried out by the Deputy Designated Officer

A successful applicant would be expected to undertake some formal training eg:
• Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport
• Time to Listen
• Interviewing Children Training

The main responsibilities of the Lead Safeguarding officer are:
• To act as a point of contact for all volunteers, external agencies and any other in all matters of child protection.
• To act as a source of advice and support within SLSA Wales.
• To promote SLSA Wales safeguarding policy and procedures to members and volunteers including attending club meetings
• To communicate to all volunteers any changes in policy and procedures
• To develop the organisations safeguarding policies and procedures and complete a review every three years
• To provide training for volunteers on how to respond to safeguarding concerns
• To evaluate the effectiveness of safeguarding within the organisation by working with Club Safeguarding Officers to ensure that procedures are being followed
• To maintain SLSA Wales DBS database and to issue clubs returns periodically for accuracy checking and changes.
• To ensure that key Codes of Conduct are adhered to within clubs
• To manage complaints about poor practice of volunteers
• To ensure that club Safeguarding Officers are aware of and compliant with GDPR
• Instigate investigations of concern by forming a case management team and include relevant authorities.
• Manage DBS applications for volunteers
• Register DBS checked members with the Update Service and provide account details via email

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the members area on the SLSA Wales website

Application process:

If you are interested in the role, please contact the SLSAW Board of Management via secretary@slsawales.org.uk by Friday 28 February 2020

If you would like more information or would like to have a chat about the role please contact Julie Wisden at safeguarding@slsawales.org.uk or call 07853 000457.

 

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