Club Welfare Officer


Amanda Bowater


Safeguarding Policy

Pendle Ski Club is affiliated to Snowsport England (SE) and complies fully with SE’s SnowSafe Policy, a copy of which is available below.  The Club has procedures in place to ensure that all members are treated equitably and cared for whilst involved in the Club’s training activities.

If you or your athlete has a safeguarding related matter you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Welfare Officers.

The Welfare Officer’s role is to safeguard members so they have a positive and rewarding experience.

Safeguarding Role:

  • 1st point of contact if anyone has safeguarding concerns – parent, carer, athlete, coaches, Committee member

  • Puts in place procedures to deal with concerns

  • As a Committee member, the Welfare Officer attends meetings, and advises the Committee on safeguarding matters

  • Promotes good safeguarding practices throughout the club

  • Ensures all policies and procedures are in place and adhered to, including SE’s SnowSafe Policy

  • Prepares written Codes of Conduct for parents and carers, athletes, coaches, volunteers

Other useful numbers:

  • ChildLine UK – 24 hour helpline for children: 0800 1111
  • ChildLine number for adults concerned about a child: 0800 800 5000
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: 0870 000 3344
  • Kidscape – helpline for adults and young people concerned about bullying: 08451 205 204
  • NSPCC Freephone – 24 hour helpline: 0808 800 5000
  • The Samaritans: 116 123