Club Welfare Officers

Kim O’Hara
Tel: 07717747087
Your Club Welfare Officer (CWO)

Who are we?

Kim is the Club Welfare Officer, supported by Club Welfare deputies. They can be contacted at any time if you have any questions or areas of concern via telephone or email.  

You will find either Kim or one of the deputies at each Sharks session. For each Sharks session a poster will be displayed showing the name and photograph of the CWO or deputy for that particular session.

We are available for a chat at the Sharks session on a Saturday morning.

What do we do?

Welfare of our members and instructors is important to us and we oversee the Club Welfare matters.  We are the first point of contact for: 

  • anyone who has any welfare or safeguarding concerns or questions – parent, child, instructor, committee member etc
  • Snow Sport England (SSE’s) safeguarding lead, Bridget Owen

We ensure that the club:

  • has robust procedures in place to deal with any concerns
  • has a safeguarding place on the committee, where we report to meetings as appropriate and advise on safeguarding and welfare policies etc
  • promotes good safeguarding practices throughout the club
  • has up to date policies and procedures in place, adhered to, including SSE’s snowsafe policy
  • follows the recruitment policy and procedures for all new volunteers
  • has written codes of conduct for: parents and carers, young people, instructors, volunteers

Club Welfare Deputies 

Welfare of our members and instructors is at the centre of what we do.  A team of Club Welfare deputies support the club to ensure there is enough cover for Sharks sessions.  Kim and Carl work with the deputies and oversee all Club welfare matters.  

Club Welfare Deputies can be contacted at anytime, many of whom will be available for a chat at Sharks sessions.

The team of deputies are:

All Club Welfare Officers and deputies have undertaken Time to Listen training, in line with Snowsport England requirements.

Please contact Kim if you would like to talk or if you have any concerns.

Kim O’Hara

Club Welfare Officers

More Information on our Club Polices and Procedures Can be found here…..

If you are someone you know needs some help, some useful contacts can be found below, or downloaded here:

Snowsport England Safeguarding Lead 

Name: Bridget Owen 

Mobile:  01509 232323


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