Calling all sports coaches and volunteers
Thursday 11th May 2017 @ 06:29 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

Coaches, parents and volunteers are invited to a free training event to help protect the welfare of children playing sport.

The multi-agency It’s Not Okay campaign, supported by Tameside Council, is planning a week of action from June 19 to bring the sporting community of Greater Manchester together to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

As part of the week, a free ‘Safeguarding & CSE in Sport’ event will be held at Curzon Ashton Football Club on Richmond Street on Wednesday, June 21, between 6pm and 8pm with speakers, information stands and networking opportunities.

The evening will focus on safeguarding policies, early intervention, DBS checks and fundamental safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation working with children in sport.

There will also be guidance on how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation and how to report it.

Anyone involved in supporting children to play sport – from clubs, managers and coaches to volunteers and parents – are strongly encouraged to attend the event.

Places are limited so email [email protected] as soon as possible to register your interest.

A five-a-side football tournament will be held before the event to celebrate local sport and the commitment of volunteers. If you would like to enter a team email [email protected].