Sefton LSCB briefing event for sports providers (25th April 2017)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC), Waterloo L22 1RR

Who should attend?
Sports Leaders, Gym Managers & Staff, Sport Providers & Club Representatives/Activity Leaders and Volunteers. Please bring along your colleagues, all welcome.

Recent media attention has been focused on historic abuse linked to Football Clubs and Coaches; however, this is not just a Football issue.

  • Are you confident that you have systems and practices in place to ensure that children are safe from abuse?
  • Are all adults providing activities in your settings Safe to work with children?
  • Would you know what to do if you had a concern?


SEFTON LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD (LSCB) is giving you the opportunity to meet with Safeguarding Leads on this FREE training event; they will discuss how you can:

  • Ensure all our sports settings and activity providers clearly understand the Safeguarding issues that can arise.
  • Understand what Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is and what you should do if you become aware a child is at risk.
  • Ensure you are made aware of your safeguarding responsibilities in relation to ‘freelance instructors’ /’sub-contractors’ who are operating in your settings and under the name of your provision


Topics for discussion will include:

  • Safeguarding Children concerns in our Community Sports Activities
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – Key messages
  • Safer Recruitment – how can you ensure professionals/instructors/trainers working in your settings really are safe?
  • Managing Allegations against professionals working with children


Presentations will be delivered by: 

  •  Service Manager (Safeguarding Children) (Sefton MBC)
  • Designated Officer for the Local Authority (Sefton MBC)
  • Pan Merseyside Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Coordinator (Catch 22)
  • Sefton Council for Voluntary Services (CVS)

If you are interested in attending, please email stating names of attendees, your organisation and contact details (ie. telephone and email address).
or alternatively contact Sefton LSCB Tel 0151 934 4706.