A new online safeguarding course, developed by NFYFC for officers involved in Young Farmers’ Clubs, has already been delivered to nearly 500 people since the start of the membership year.
The course, which was supported by funding from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, is providing club officers with the tools, skills and confidence to carry out their role and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members.
All club officers are required to take the course as part of their role within 28 days of being enrolled as a club officer. Once completed, the certification lasts for three years and will only need re-taking if the person continues in their role after this time.
Cumbria YFC Chief Officer Joanne Mills said the training had been welcomed in the county.
“The development of the online safeguarding course has been very much welcomed by staff, officers, volunteers and members within Cumbria YFC,” said Joanne, who is responsible for ensuring all 25 clubs in the county receive standardised safeguarding information.
“It has not only helped us to deliver safeguarding training, but has also provided a spring-board for us to review our safeguarding priorities and responsibilities as a county.”
The course has been designed to relate specifically to YFC and resources are available to club officers throughout their time in a role.
More in-depth training is also available aimed at Club Safeguarding Officers and County DSOs, but is open to anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of safeguarding within YFC. Members can register their interest by completing this short online form.