National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

02 December 2014

County staff from across the Midlands have been recognised for their Safeguarding skills by the NSPCC.

Six staff members participated in the NSPCC's 2-day Designated Safeguarding Officers course. The aim of the course was to give county staff more confidence in their safeguarding abilities and help them to deal with potentially very difficult situations with regards to the safety and well-being of Young Farmers within their respective counties.

The course covered a wide variety of very delicate areas, including recording and reporting abuse, dealing with sexual abuse and allegations against members of staff.

Julia Taylor, County Organiser at Staffordshire YFC (pictured third from the left), said: “It was a really interesting couple of days which has helped me realise, even more, how important good practice in Safeguarding is within our organisation. I would highly recommend that anyone who is a County Safeguarding Officer, takes up the opportunity to take a course like this as it has made me more confident in my role.”

If any other county staff members are interested in participating in this course, please contact the NFYFC Youth Development Officers, Cath Sykes and Jodie Green.  


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