New members join National Safeguarding Panel
We would like to welcome Anna Johnson, Kirsty Madden and Colin Jones to the England Korfball National Safeguarding Panel.
Anna, Kirsty and Colin’s appointments were approved by the England Korfball Board in March 2021 following an open recruitment process.
The National Safeguarding Panel provide decision making support with individual cases and support the strategic direction of the organisation’s safeguarding and welfare. Further information can be found here
Anna’s safeguarding career began in 2009 when she joined Cumbria Police as a response police officer. She later transferred to Thames Valley Police where she worked as a detective on a child protection unit. In 2018, she left the police to take up a role as a Safeguarding Officer for the Lawn Tennis Association. In 2020, she moved to her current role as a Safeguarding Coordinator for the youth organisation NCS. Her main duties in this role are to carry out safeguarding case work, produce and review safeguarding policies and carry out safeguarding training for the NCS workforce. She is passionate about sport and completed a degree and masters in sports science. After university she worked at the sport resort, Club La Santa in Lanzarote, for three years as a tennis coach and personal trainer
Kirsty is an experienced social worker having worked within local authority, criminal justice and charity sectors. Kirsty currently works for the social work regulator, Social Work England, within fitness to practice, as a Professional Case Examiner. In addition she works part-time for a local authority as a Professional Development and ASYE Manager, supporting social workers within their first year of practice. Kirsty holds voluntary positions; she is a member of England Golf’s Case Management Group for Safeguarding and she was appointed as a Magistrate in 2016.
Colin is a qualified social worker with almost 30 years experience of working in social care which has included residential child care, local authority management and senior management. He has worked in a range of settings to help strengthen safeguarding partnerships, encouraging greater alignment to quality assurance and audit frameworks. He has provided safeguarding advice to a number of sports clubs, supporting them to write and embed their child protection processes. Colin also sits on the National Safeguarding Panel of the Football Association and Sport Resolutions.