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Herefordshire FA to host Safeguarding in Sport Event

We are offering a unique opportunity to Welfare Leads and Professionals

Following the disclosures of historical abuse within football, Herefordshire Football Association are providing the unique opportunity to attend an evening of ‘Safeguarding in Sport’.

On Tuesday 6th November, Herefordshire Football Association will be welcoming David White and Paul Stewart from SAVE Association to Hereford. SAVE is primarily a survivor led community, founded and led by Ian Ackley, Derek Bell, Paul Stewart and David White who were all victims of childhood sexual abuse in a football.  Their approach is a collaborative one, seeking to work alongside authorities and organisations to achieve best results for children, vulnerable adults and survivors.

SAVE are currently working with many different sporting governing bodies, and the Herefordshire Football Association recognises that this will be a great opportunity to pull together welfare leads from across all sports, social and health services and education across Herefordshire. It will also provide the chance to share some best practice, as well as provide some development for Safeguarding leads, club welfare officers and similar.

SAVE Visit Herefordshire FA Safeguarding

Paul and David will be delivering an educational safeguarding presentation which is informed by their experiences as survivors of abuse. The evening will provide insights which will be invaluable in our roles of safeguarding children, young and vulnerable adults in Herefordshire. We believe that by bringing together Herefordshire’s safeguarding community we can make our county safer.

The evening is being held at Hereford Sixth Form College, in the Performing Arts centre from 7pm – 9pm. Register now for this free event by clicking on the following link:

Book your place now

Spaces are limited and attendees are asked to arrive for 18:45.

For more information please contact Jonathan.Walker@HerefordshireFA.com or Anna.Thomasson@HerefordshireFA.com

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