Child Welfare Office (CWO)

Our current Child Welfare Office (CWO) will be standing down at our AGM (31st May) after many years of service and hence we have a vacancy for the position on the SW committee. It’s a good opportunity for anyone already associated with the sport, club member, parent, volunteer etc who would like to get a little more involved in supporting the sport in the region.

Unlike a club CWO,  the main purpose of a SWVA Child Welfare Officer is to promote good practice between SWVA events organisers and the Volleyball England full time CWO Janet Inman. A point of contact for all enquiries from coaches, umpires, organisers and volunteers taking responsibility for children and young people. [Please note that you are not responsible for children or young people at our events (unless you are in attendance) that is the responsibility of the event organiser].

It’s a lightly loaded task, you need to ensure that all appropriate documentation, Volleyball England policies and procedures are available to our event organisers. If not already done so, you will need to attend a “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” course (available in all areas, also required for all VE Accredited Clubs) and have a CRB (or equivalent). Course and CRB paid for or provided by SWVA / VE.

A couple of web pages to check out SWVA Child Safety & Volleyball England policy_and_guidance

If you would like to volunteer or to enquire further about this position then please contact myself Dave Reece (Chair)

As well as helping the sport of volleyball in the region, other benefits (as advertised on other web sites) are:

– Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
– Personal and professional development and/or training.
– The ability to explore career or other job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
– A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that volleyball clubs generate.
– Experiencing new challenges.
– Supporting your volleyball community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
– A written/verbal reference.
– CV booster


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