Welfare Officer for Cheshire Netball
Name: Phil Owen
Club: Knutsford Junior Netball
Phone: 07796 997629
Just a few lines by way of an introduction about my Role as Welfare Officer for Cheshire Netball.
Without putting anybody off at the outset, I have worked for Greater Manchester Police for a number of years and currently have responsibility for Safeguarding issues across Greater Manchester; so have experience of youth and child Protection. However I don’t profess to have all the answers, so will work with you to resolve issues that you may have or any problems that arise. I can also act as a link to the NW and EN welfare officers.
We all have a duty to protect and safeguard children to create a safe environment for our children to enjoy their netball. Their safety and welfare is paramount.
I will maintain an up to date register of all those county volunteers who require CRB checks and also arrange for their renewals. CRB checks are important to ensure the continued safety of our young people.
In addition to safeguarding, it is also important that we respect others. Social Networking Sites are now the norm for young people, and we cannot think that clubs across Cheshire Netball will be immune from rumours and innuendos that might appear in one form or another.
As Welfare Officer I will endeavour to support you with any issues, but it is important that everyone, including players, take personal responsibility for their own actions.
I look forward to working with you and please fell free to contact me if you have any concerns regarding welfare matters.
Welfare Documents are available on the right of this page.