New Sports Welfare Network

Sport England national network of Sport Welfare Officers has launched.

The creation of the new network follows recommendations made by The Whyte Review and will support Club Welfare Officers nationwide across multiple sports.

As part of the new ground breaking initiative North Yorkshire Sport has a new Sport Welfare Manager.  Laura Harris started in the New Year, find out more about her on our ‘Meet The Team‘ page.

North Yorkshire Sport are working directly with Sport England with the aim of supporting clubs move from welfare compliance to develop effective welfare and inclusive cultures. The network also includes the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) the national Active Partnership Network and other national and local partners to safeguard children and adults.

Laura is adding capacity and expertise to the existing safeguarding work of North Yorkshire Sport. She is helping develop further understanding of safeguarding in local sports and help share good practice, bringing those from different sports together.

She believes that:

“Everyone has a right to access safe sports and activities, at every level from grassroots to an Olympian.  I am excited to be part of a charity that is a driver for change in sports and physical activity and looking forward to making a difference.”

If you would like to contact us about this network please:

Phone: 01423 226303


Or visit the new webpage: Sports Welfare & Safeguarding – North Yorkshire Sport

The network is being funded by Sport England using National Lottery funding.


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