Club Welfare

Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary 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 England Athletics, clubs and associations meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and adults.

Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within athletics, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.  England Athletics recommend that Clubs should work through the England Athletics Club Welfare Framework and ensure they are compliant with all areas.  The framework can be found in the resource section of the website.

It is everyone’s responsibility to protect the welfare of all those who participate in athletics