Our Team - Ieuan Watkins

Ieuan Watkins

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ieuan Watkins

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ieuan retired from the police service in 2018 after 31 years’ service during which he received a number of commendations for meritorious service.  During his career he specialised in public protection, later representing the four Welsh police forces on national safeguarding forums.  He was also seconded to the National Crime Agency for deployment abroad, helping to enhance and improve public protection internationally.  Ieuan has led safeguarding in Welsh Cricket since 2010, leading us to achieve and maintain the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit Standards.  He has been safeguarding advisor for Glamorgan County Cricket Club since 2014 and in the same year started working with the ECB Safeguarding Team assisting with the Referral Management Group.  He was awarded the NSPCC National Safeguarding Star in 2016.  He now manages his own company Sport Safeguarding Limited, providing strategic and operational support and training across England and Wales.  In the little spare time he has left, he volunteers for Canoe Wales as a Safeguarding Director, and additionally as the MAPPA Lay Advisor for Gwent Public Protection.  He also occasionally turns his arm over for Llanarth Cricket Club – where his cricketing journey began. 

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