Club Safeguarding and Disciplinary Processes

England Athletics and UKA have produced a number of documents to assist people within affiliated clubs in dealing with safeguarding and disciplinary situations.

This includes three resources specifically to help clubs – the Club Discipline and Appeals Process, Guidance for Disciplinary/Appeal Hearings, and a Club Parents Code of Conduct. Adopting these useful resources and ensuring club personnel familiarise themselves with additional resources/templates, will benefit your club by:

  • helping your club and its officers to reduce the likelihood of problems arising
  • enabling the club and its officers to be better prepared and upskilled to deal with situations in the event they do arise
  • giving members, and parents of young athletes, clarity and assurance that the club has sound practices in place.

Other resources help you and your members to better understand how best to act in different situations, and how UKA and England Athletics will act if matters reach the threshold to require our involvement.

The documents produced can all be found below as follows:

Helping you know what to do in different situations

For adoption by affiliated clubs

These documents are available in Word format. This means clubs can adopt the template as produced, or make edits they believe are necessary for their club’s specific needs:

Understanding how England Athletics operates

The England Athletics National Disciplinary Procedures (PDF 456kB) document provides the procedures for the disciplinary processes of England Athletics, addressing matters of serious misconduct only.

England Athletics are robustly committed to supporting club volunteers in delivering the quality of experience that they want their club members to enjoy.


England Athletics and UKA have adopted the same Whistleblowing Policy, this can be accessed at