Child welfare volunteers receive NSPCC award

22 November 2013

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) have honoured three of the ASA’s child welfare volunteers for their work in aquatic sports.

Click here to find out more about Child Safeguarding and ASA guidelines.Sue Tinkler (Swimliner and former ASA County Child Welfare Officer), Bronwyn Gendall (North West Regional Child Welfare Officer) and Shelley Robinson (South East Regional Welfare Officer) were all awarded a prestigious Safeguarding Star Award by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) at the CPSU National Conference on 9 October 2013.

This is the second year of the awards and nominations were received from across the world of sport for people who have really made a difference through going that extra mile to promote child safeguarding in their sport and for those deserving special recognition for their contribution to safeguarding children within sport.

The ASA Child Safeguarding Team made six nominations for the 2013 awards for volunteers at the ASA who are committed and passionate about safeguarding children within our sport.

Interested in becoming a Club Welfare Officer? Find out more about the role hereA panel of young people reviewed the nominations and selected six nominees who they believed had provided outstanding contributions to safeguarding in their club, organisation or sport.

Also nominated by the ASA Safeguarding Team were Ursula Beck (Leicestershire County Welfare Officer), Ann Hunt (Kent County Welfare Officer) and Marion Britton (South West Regional Welfare Officer).

The ASA Safeguarding Team would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our members who are committed to ensuring children and young people enjoy and have fun in our sport in an environment that keeps them safe from harm.

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