Child Protection and Welfare Policy

Child Protection and Welfare Policy

The club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and vulnerable adults to practice athletics. All coaching is by UKA qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) for their suitability for working with young and vulnerable people.

Equity Statement

The club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its normal running practices and development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.