Safeguarding (commitment to knowledge development)

Safeguarding is something that I believe passionately in, after all, is there anything more important?

I have held a number of roles over the years, both in paid employment and as a volunteer.

I am currently the safeguarding officer for the East Midlands Archery Society, a position that I have held since 1st July 2019.

In November 2023 I became a White Ribbon UK champion – the role is to support the work, helping to engage with men and work within communities. Women who are champions are an essential part of White Ribbon, ensuring that the voices of women, especially survivors of violence and abuse, are heard.

Whilst doing the required safeguarding requirements set out by Archery GB, my day job sees me being level 2 police vetted, which exceeds the usual DBS checking I already hold. 

As it has long since been an area that I continually seek personal development in to allow me to support those who need it, I constantly look to update my knowledge in areas and topics of learning to help me.

The courses that I have completed include: 

Open university – Introduction to counselling 

Further Education Colleges:

Level 2 certificate in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 certificate in understanding nutrition and health 

Level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people’s health 

Level 2 certificate in Self Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention

UK coaching – 

safeguarding and protecting Children – most recent renewal 12/11/22

certificate of sudden cardiac arrest 

Duty to care digital badge – renewed and updated Spring 2023

Welfare Officer Training: Time to Listen – 4/9/23

Mind – mental health awareness for sport and physical activity 

Home Office – Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma

The Ann Craft Trust – Essential Training Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity (England)

Reactivate and Sport England – COVID awareness training 

Archery GB – empowering archery 


Child protection: an introduction 

Managing Safer Online Communities 

Keeping children safe online 

Safer recruitment for those in non-education settings 

Open university taster courses – 

Exercise and mental health 

Supporting children and young people’s well-being 

Off The Streets NN CIC and Meditech Global

Critical Bleed First Aid Training

Level 2 Team Teach certified

HM Government

Prevent Referrals

Prevent Channel or Prevent Multi-Agency

Prevent Awareness

Virtual College

Child Exploitation and Extra-Familial Harm


PBS Informed course (1day)

Oasis Project and Make Good Trouble

Trauma informed approaches to working with Children, Young People and Families

It is my pledge to help create a safe environment for everyone to take part in our sport and in order to do this I will make myself accessible for those with safeguarding concerns and continue to ensure my own knowledge development.

Commitment to learning

It doesn’t end there I am currently studying a level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (RQF), a level 4 Accredited Qualification in Child Sexual Exploitation (ACSEP), PBS equipped course (equivalent of a level 5).

I am continuously looking at where I can improve my knowledge as I believe that we always have capacity to improve our knowledge and skills.