It is important clubs are supported in a number of areas of club development, including how to attract and retain participants and the general day to day running of a successful club.

The Workforce Strategy (2019-2024) is committed to supporting and developing Suffolk's infrastructure of clubs by:

  • Providing a comprehensive club support offer via ClubMark, Club Matters and a Club & Coach CPD programme to include Safeguarding, First Aid, social media / marketing training, Health & Safety, governance and leadership
  • Develop a club volunteer mentoring scheme
  • Broadening the diversity of the workforce to better reflect Suffolk's communities

On the following pages, you will be able to find out more information about your local clubs, Club Matters, GDPR compliance for Clubs, Protecting Children and more.

Child Protection

As we are sure you are already aware, child protection is a very important issue within sport. All sports clubs should adopt a Child Protection Policy, which outlines what they will do to ensure the safety and welfare of junior members. Active Suffolk has produced 'Implementing a Child Protection Policy - A Guide for Sports Clubs' (below), which provides advice about putting your policy into practice. It also includes a sample policy if your club doesn't already have one.

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Susannah Challis

Susannah Challis

Workforce Development Officer

Active Suffolk

C/O East Suffolk Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT
07827 820326