Role to embed and improve the Club’s safeguarding provision
- Karen Crosland named Head of Safeguarding
- Key role to support vulnerable groups
- Comments from Chief Executive Julian Winter
Huddersfield Town has appointed Karen Crosland as the Club’s new Head of Safeguarding.
The purpose of the role is to lead Town in delivering its safeguarding strategy, vision, values, priorities, policies and aims to promote and protect the welfare of vulnerable groups.
The Head of Safeguarding will make sure that Huddersfield Town meets the safeguarding rules set by the Premier League and will work closely with department heads to ensure the highest standards for safeguarding vulnerable groups are met.
Karen originally joined Town in October 2004 as the Club’s Head of Education and Welfare after previously working with the Terriers in a voluntary capacity as Under-18s match day co-ordinator.
Prior to that she has organised Town’s match day ball boys since the early 1990s when she was involved with Football in the Community.
Safeguarding was an integral part of Karen’s role as Head of Education and Welfare and she has recently worked closely with a number of football authorities to promote good practice through all aspects of safeguarding.
Huddersfield Town’s Chief Executive Julian Winter commented:
“This is an incredibly important role at the Club and we believe Karen has all the skills to fulfil and develop the safeguarding position.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to promote safeguarding and Karen will ensure that every member of the Club understands the importance of it.
“This role will help us to continue to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for young people and vulnerable adults.”