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Safeguarding in Sport and Leisure

August 1st, 2012

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit and Sport NI are working in partnership with a number of sports governing bodies to deliver an All Ireland Safeguarding in Sport and Leisure conference.

The conference is targeted at those in the role of Child Welfare Officer/Children’s Officer at club or community level in any sport and those with responsibility for the development and management of clubs/activities for young people.

This will be a full day conference with key note presentations to include:

• Why a well-run club can be a safer club. – Simon Toole Performance Consultant (Coaching & Clubs)SportNI and Bernie Priestly Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics Manager
• Social media and the practical implications for safeguarding in clubs. – Jim Gamble is delivering a keynote presentation on social media issues. Jim was the founding Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
• The impact of and how to respond to bullying – Ineke Houtenbos Childline Supervisor
• Safe recruitment practices: why they are important – Veronica Grey Volunteer Now and Bernie Priestly

You will also have the opportunity of attending two out of four practical seminars:
• Dealing with conflict and disciplinary issues arising from safeguarding concerns – Anne Tiivas UK Director of the Child Protection in Sport Unit
• Understanding the grooming process in sport and leisure – Paul Stephenson Senior Consultant Child Protection in Sport Unit
• Communicating with children – Phyllis Stephenson Senior Consultant NSPCC
• What works for sports clubs when building a “successful” well organised and structured club for young people – Kate Hills National Children’s Officer Swim Ireland and Dermott Howlin Policy & Welfare Manager Gymnastics Ireland

For further information or to express an interest in attending please contact cpcni@nspcc.org.uk or phone: From NI 0203 222 4245/4246 or from ROI 0044 203 222 4245/4246

Certificates will be issued for Continuous Professional Development evidence.

Safeguarding in Sport and Leisure Conference Flyer and Booking Form