Liz is our designated CWO and can be contacted here about any child welfare matters.
Liz is a physiotherapist by trade and has been involved with ESSKIA in some form or other for a number of years, attending camps as a manager or physiotherapist, giving talks to squads about health and nutrition, injury prevention or strength and conditioning. Taking on the role of club welfare officer is an exciting opportunity to ensure that everyone who takes part in the ESSKIA activities of skiing or ski racing as an athlete, volunteer, coach, committee member or manager is happy, healthy and finds themselves in a welcoming and open environment.
At ESSKIA we want you to have a great time taking part in skiing and ski racing. Everyone at ESSKIA should be helping you to have fun and develop new skills. If anyone is worried about anything, anyone is not being nice to you or you are not enjoying your time with us then get in touch with Liz and she will do her best to try to help you.
What you should expect at ESSKIA:
Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility. However, as the CWO, I want to ensure everyone (children, parents, coaches, Committee and staff) realises this, knows who I am, and that they know they should come to me if they have any worries or concerns.
My role within ESSKIA is to be the first point of contact for all safeguarding matters, first point of contact with SSE’s Safeguarding lead, help safeguard and protect children by assisting in the promotion and implementation of SNOWSAFE and ESSKIA’s Child Protection Policy. I am a member of, and report to the committee and advise them on the clubs’ mandatory responsibilities regarding safeguarding. I work with the coaches, committee, volunteers and ESSKIA members to help create a child centred environment and develop a proactive safeguarding culture.
Another very important aspect of my role is to ensure that ESSKIA is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunities and to ensure that everyone who wishes to, has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in all ESSKIA activities irrespective of their age, ability, disability, gender-reassignment, religion or belief, ethnic origin, nationality, social status, marital status and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity or political belief. This includes members, volunteers, participants, supporters, coaches, officials, employees and coaches.
We recognise that discrimination is unacceptable, and we will not tolerate less favourable treatment as a result of direct or indirect discrimination.
The responsibility for equality within our sport does not stop with us and to be a truly open-for-all sport we each need to play our part. We are striving to provide the opportunities and an environment that truly promotes fairness and access for all.
Any questions about safeguarding, equality and diversity or any suggestions on how we can improve participation within our services, then please get in touch.
Diversity and Equality:
Health & Wellbeing:
Snowsport England Safeguarding Lead: 01509 232323 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a young person and need to talk to someone:
ChildLine 0800 1111
If you are an adult and want some advice about a child, you are worried about: NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000
Or if you think a child or adult is in immediate danger contact the Police on 999.
We have signed up to Snowsport England’s Safeguarding Policy – SnowSafe and will abide by this and any future versions of it.