11/01/2023- Safeguarding/Welfare


This January, the NSPCC are launching a new campaign to help equip everyone with the knowledge to keep children safe.

The NSPCC are offering free, 10-minute digital training to adults across the UK and Channel Islands. This campaign is aiming to raise public awareness of some potential indicators of child abuse or neglect, and where to go if an individual, or someone they know, needs some support. They will also be running training in person in certain areas, including Brighton, Newport and Leeds. The training will be followed up by a series of emails from NSPCC child protection staff offering advice, tips and actions everyone can take to help keep children safe.

BF believes that protecting children from abuse and ensuring their welfare is everyone’s responsibility. We therefore encourage everyone to take 10 minutes to take the NSPCC’s digital training.



If you are a child and have experienced something that has made you feel uncomfortable, you should:

  • Tell an adult you trust as soon as possible. This could be your parent or someone else in your family; another member of staff at the club; a teacher or school counsellor; your doctor or school nurse.
  • Speak to your Club Welfare Officer, who is there to help you and all the children at your club. If you are worried, concerned or scared about something, or if someone is making you or another child unhappy or upset, your Club Welfare Officer is there to support you.
  • Tell us what happened here. (This can be done anonymously although that will make it harder for us to help you)
  • If you are in any doubt as to where to go, contact the BF Lead Safeguarding Officer Liz Behnke on 07717740125 or via [email protected].

If you have any concerns about the welfare of young people or vulnerable adults, please report your concern.


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