#SaferCultureSaferSport – Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding – Safeguarding Matters

Leading Culture Change in Safeguardin

Nicola talks to Stuart Gallagher a Senior Lecturer at The University of Worcester, about a course he runs: a Post Graduate Certificate in Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding.

She also chats with two students who have taken this course: Victoria Wiegleb from The England and Wales Cricket Board, and Kath Bennett from The Rugby Football Union.

Stuart describes the course as “a course for people who are short on time. It’s a flexible course for really busy safeguarding leaders. It respects your time, and your work/life balance.”

The course allows participants to learn not so much about safeguarding, but around the subject. It encourages participants to thinks about safeguarding in a different way. How can we change what is, particularly in sport, quite a well-defined process?

Throughout, Stuart, Victoria and Kate refer to The Munro Review. This was an independent review into child protection in England. The review called for “a move from a compliance to a learning culture.” The three consider how much the safeguarding community has taken onboard this report’s lessons: How do you do things right, and do the right thing? It’s not an either/or choice. You need to do both!

They also discuss the idea of being a positive “rebel at work”. This is a campaign that encourages people to improve and innovate in the work place through asking: What are you doing to make things better? You can learn more about Rebels at Work here.

If you want to learn more about Stuart’s Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding post graduate certificate, head to The University of Worcester’s site.