North Somerset Athletic Club is affiliated to UK/England Athletics and has adopted the policies and guidance given by the governing body. Their headline strategy is shown below which the club fully supports. All relevant documents such as child protection, codes of conduct for athletes, parents and coaches can be found on the England athletics website as below.
Welfare – it is everyone’s responsibility
Athletics is about running, jumping and throwing as fast, as high and as far as you can. England Athletics aims to create an environment where everyone involved in athletics feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential – to run, jump and throw, to coach, officiate or to support those who do.
We work hard to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all our athletes. Click here to read how you can help us achieve this goal.
Welfare – what it means
Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equity, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievances matters. It encompasses policies and procedures to set out minimum standards of expectations, such as codes of conduct, procedures to follow for dealing with child protection concerns, other welfare issues or complaints, and to ensure that EA, clubs and associations meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children. Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within the sport, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. England Athletics believe that all children have the right to be protected from abuse.
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all those who participate in athletics. The Club Welfare Officers are Carolyn Devereux, & Chris Millard (see photos below) and should you wish to contact us about any Welfare matters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The England Athletics policy for reporting welfare issues can be found here.
Updated 1st March 2023 – CM