Compliance & Wellbeing

Compliance and Wellbeing covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults, 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 for dealing with child protection concerns, other compliance issues or complaints and to ensure that England Athletics, clubs and associations meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults. England Athletics aims to create an environment where everyone involved in athletics and running feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of all those who participate in athletics and running.

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Useful contacts

  • 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).