Resources for CWOs

Resources for Child Welfare Officers

Indicators of abuseVideo Concerns Outside SportVideo concerns within sportVideo Concerns about poor practice
Indicators of abuse The following is a list of some indicators of abuse, but it is not exhaustive: PHYSICAL INDICATORS
  • Unexplained bruising in soft tissue areas
  • Repeated injuries
  • Black eyes
  • Injuries to the mouth
  • Torn or bloodstained clothing
  • Burns or scalds
  • Bites
  • Fractures
  • Marks from implements
BEHAVIOURAL INDICATORS
  • Inconsistent stories/excuses relating to injuries
  • Unexplained changes in behaviour – becoming withdrawn or aggressive
  • Difficulty in making friends
  • Distrustful of adults or excessive attachment to adults
  • Sudden drop in performance
  • Changes in attendance pattern
  • Inappropriate sexual awareness, behaviour or language
  • Reluctance to remove clothing
Video Clips Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers. You can download the Support Pack booklet by clicking here (please note that this pack is currently being updated). The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve. These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO.  Concerns arising outside sport        

More about the video clips The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them.

These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with.

They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.

Video Clips Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers. You can download the Support Pack booklet by clicking here (please note that this pack is currently being updated). The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve. These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO.  Concerns arising within sport          

More about the video clips The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them.

These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with.

They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.

Video Clips Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers. You can download the Support Pack booklet by clicking here (please note that this pack is currently being updated). The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve. These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO. Concerns about poor practice               More about the video clips The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them. These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with. They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.