Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in Athletics, however great or small, or concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, please contact the Club Welfare Officer, Fiesta Matthews, email: fiestaewen@hotmail.com 

For further contact information please ask in the office.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility. If you are worried about any individual it is important that you report your concerns.

If you are worried about a child or vulnerable adult then you need to report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer. If the issue is one of poor practice they will either:

  • Deal with the matter themselves or
  • Seek advice from the England Athletics Welfare and Safeguarding Team

If the concern is more serious – including instances of possible child abuse – where possible contact the Club Welfare Officer and immediately contact the Police or Children’s Services

If the individual needs immediate medical treatment take them to a hospital or call an ambulance and tell them this is a child protection concern. Let your Club Welfare Officer know what action you have taken

If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer, or England Athletics Welfare and Safeguarding Team and the matter is serious then you can:

  • Contact the Police – dial 999 or 101
  • Contact BCP Council Children’s Services – dial 01202 458101 or 01202 458102
  • Call the NSPCC 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000

Follow this link to the Club’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Follow this link to an UK Athletics Safe and Fun leaflet 

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in Athletics, however great or small, or concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, please contact the Club Welfare Officer, Fiesta Matthews, email: fiestaewen@hotmail.com

 

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