SOMERSET Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) has appointed Tracey Sweetland as its Sport Welfare Officer to support local sports clubs creating safer sport for all.

Tracey is part of a national network of 63 Sport Welfare Officers, recruited by Active Partnerships, and funded by Sport England through an investment of National Lottery funding.

The Sport Welfare Officers are working with National Governing Bodies and partners such as the Active Partnerships National Organisation, NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit and Ann Craft Trust.

This will support the development of a new local approach to assisting and supporting club welfare officers, to create safer club environments and improved experiences for young people and adults.

The aim of the network is to increase welfare experience at a local and national level and share best practice to help prevent concerns, making sport safe for everyone.