Pastoral Care and Safeguarding
We understand that our athletes are a long way from home and their families, and this brings with it issues and concerns which our staff manage sensitively and responsibly. Our pastoral staff and guardians have the responsibility for parental controls and discipline as well as for nurturing the children, acting as role models and providing advice and guidance when needed.
Children and athletes are supervised and cared for by designated house parents, coaching staff and teachers, alll of whom are fully DBS checked and are First Aid trained. With the number of athletes that we accept onto the programme, each member of staff has the time they need to do their job. As well as care for and raise athletes, house parents arrange ‘Activities’ for evenings and days off.
We work continually to affiliate ourselves with Snow Sport England’s ‘SnowSafe Policy’. SnowSafe comes with strict guidelines and ensures both athletes and parents have a clear route to raise child welfare issues to our Club Welfare Officer (CWO) who is supported by the safeguarding lead at SSE – Bridget Owens. We take the welfare of our athletes very seriously and our CWO is up to date with all mandatory courses as well as continually keeping up to date with other relevant subjects such as Mental health awareness in sport and safeguarding and protecting children in the digital world.