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Safeguarding Officer

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Organisation: British Ice Skating
  • Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
  • Closing Date: 06 May 2019 | Policy

Safeguarding Officer

Salary: £22,000 - £24,000

Location: Nationwide

Duties and responsibilities

• Working with others within NISA to create a positive, child-centred environment within the sport

• Play a lead role in developing and establishing NISA’s approach to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk – a key role within NISA

• Manage cases of poor practice and abuse reported to NISA – including keeping a record system

• Manage referrals to children’s social-care services and the police

• Central point of contact for internal and external individuals and agencies

• Represent NISA at external meetings related to safeguarding

• Coordinate the dissemination of policy, procedures and resources throughout NISA

• Provide advice and support to regional/county welfare officers and play a lead role in their recruitment, selection and training

• Advise on NISA’s training needs and the development of its training strategy; provide training where appropriate

• Play a lead role in maintaining and reviewing NISA’s implementation plan for safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk

• Ensure safeguarding standards are met and maintained

• Keep own knowledge and skills up-to-date

Skills and abilities Required:

• Child-focused approach

• Administration and systems (records) management skills

• Ability to promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice

• Advice and support-provision skills at all levels within NISA

• Communication skills

• Ability to develop and produce national level guidance and resources

• Influencing skills • Ability to work with conflict and emotionally distressing matters

• Experience of Safeguarding Management within a sport, working with Statutory Agencies Recommended:

• Ability to deliver core training through different levels within NISA Knowledge Required:

• Role and responsibilities of statutory agencies, including Local Safeguarding Children Boards

• Planning processes for safeguarding and child-protection enquiries and investigations

• Behaviour that is harmful to children, thresholds of poor practice and abusive behaviour

• NISA’s role and responsibilities

• Boundaries of the lead safeguarding officer role

• NISA’s policy and procedures related to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk

• Core values and principles of work with children and adults at risk

• Equality issues and safeguarding

• How abusers target and groom organisations in order to abuse children

• Best practice in prevention

• Legislation, government guidance and national framework for safeguarding children

• How adults groom children for abuse

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Closing Date for applications is 6 May 2019

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