The Guernsey Sports Commission is actively encouraging all member sports to improve and update the number of club volunteers and coaches undertaking relevant safeguarding training.
All safeguarding courses are now heavily subsidised to ensure there are no barriers to taking part.
The Commission is delighted to have secured funding through the Saffrey Rotary Walk to support a new online Adult Safeguarding Course which, thanks to the sponsorship, it can provide for free.
‘Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport organisation,’ said Jenny Murphy, safeguarding lead for the Commission.
‘Getting safeguarding right will ensure a wider participation in sport and ensure safe access for everyone.’
There are still spaces available for the course being run next Wednesday evening and the Commission is encouraging anyone currently working with adults in sport, or thinking about volunteering, to sign up.
‘This online course run by the Ann Craft Trust will give coaches & volunteers the knowledge and confidence to safeguard adults at their sessions, including those identified as ‘at risk’. They will learn how to create a safe environment in which all adults can enjoy sport,’ said Jenny.
Anyone interested can book via the following link https://guernseysports.com/events/workshops/adult-safeguarding-online-course-april-2021/ All you need is your own device with access to Microsoft Teams and a link will be sent to you to access the online classroom. The course is on Wednesday 28th April from 6pm – 9pm.
Note to Editors: for further information please contact Jenny Murphy on 07781 462624 or email Jenny.Murphy@guernseysports.com