Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) and Match Officials Society Welfare Officers (MOSWOs) are key to making the Club or Society environment safe and enjoyable for all children and young people.
However Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all at the Club should do their bit and it is compulsory for every Club or Society to have at least one Welfare Officer in post.
All CWOs or MOSWOs need to:
- Have a current enhanced DBS through the Rugby Football League
- Attend the Safeguarding & Protecting Children course
- Attend the RFL’s Time to Listen course (book through email@example.com)
- Be registered with the Rugby Football League
- Know how to report a concern
As a CWO or MOSWO it is important that everyone at the club/society knows who you are and how you can be contacted. You should also sit on the club’s committee.
There are a number of policies and pro formas which you can find below to help you in your role. In addition the RFL sends a bi-monthly newsletter to CWOs and arranges an annual conference.