Key Contacts

It is important to know key Safeguarding Contacts at Special Olympics GB so you can raise concerns and ask questions with the right people.  

Below is an explanation of key Safeguarding roles at Special Olympics GB:

•    Club/Region Safeguarding and Welfare Officer (SWO) - Nominated person acting on behalf of Special Olympics GB or network deliverer whose responsibility is to deal with athlete wellbeing/athlete protection/safeguarding matters at Region and Club level. SWO’s will liaise with Safeguarding staff at National Office and ensure they are kept informed of any and all safeguarding reports/concerns.

•    Laura Baxter MBE - Strategic Director of Growth & Legacy  - responsible for Organisational Compliance with Safeguarding Policies and Procedures and also ensuring there is promotion of a positive culture of safeguarding across the organisation. In addition, Laura’s role is to ensure that the Network Development Manager (Safeguarding) is appropriately resourced to implement good safeguarding practice across the organisation.