Welfare - it is everyone's responsibility

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 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.

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*Please note the England Athletics Grievance and Disciplinary procedures are currently under review following our organisational restructure.  The revised documents will be in place and distributed to our affiliated clubs by the end of October 2017.  Any matters that need to be formally raised, please contact Jane Fylan jfylan@englandathletics.org who will advise you in the interim.