About England Athletics Welfare

About England Athletics Welfare

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.

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.

Please see the left hand menu for more welfare information and resources.

  • Advice and support regarding Club and Athlete Compliance and Wellbeing matters can be obtained by contacting Jane Fylan – England Athletics Athlete & Club Compliance & Wellbeing Manager jfylan@englandathletics.org or call 0121 713 8450 (option 3).
  • Advice and support regarding Safeguarding/Child Protection concerns or UKA Licensed Coach/Official concerns can be obtained by contacting David Brown CBE – UKA Lead Safeguarding Officer dbrown@uka.org.uk or call 0121 713 8450 (option 2).
  • Advice and support regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) enquiries can be obtained by contacting Laura Mottershead – UKA Welfare Administrator dbs@uka.org.uk or call 0121 713 8450 (option 1).