Welfare and Safeguarding
SHEFFIELD HOCKEY CLUB WELFARE AND SAFEGUARDING
This welfare plan is designed to minimise the risks to young people taking part and to maximise their enjoyment and well being.
TEAM SAFETY & WELFARE
Everyone that is involved in hockey has a duty of care to others within the sport and a legal and moral duty to ensure their safety and welfare.
The Welfare Officer is Justine Russell
If Justine is unavailable, contact Ann Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All volunteers, coaches, team managers, technical delegates and officials are encouraged to work to high standards in line with Sheffield H.C.’s policies and recognised best practice.
ENGLAND HOCKEY NEW SAFEGUARDING POLICY
Sheffield Hockey Club has adopted SafeD England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. This policy shows commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved hockey.
To learn more about England Hockey’s Safeguarding Young People Policies and Guidelines click below to access the dedicated page on the England Hockey website:
Safe D includes both new and revised documents that cover a number of areas within hockey. These documents will be constantly updated to ensure they provide the most up to date guidance.
Providing guidance for issues such as changing rooms, transport, supervision ratios, additional vulnerability, communication etc.
Highlighting all forms of bullying, how to prevent it and what actions to take if it occurs.
Social media provides a great communication opportunity from clubs to National Governing Bodies. To find out more about using social media, take a look at our guidance.
Juniors in Senior teams
England Hockey’s new guidance is aimed at senior coaches/captains and parents and highlights a number of topics such as over training, willingness to play, playing positions, and parent pressure.
Respect England Hockey’s Code of Behaviour outlines the expected levels of behaviour for everyone involved in hockey. A copy of this can be found here.
To learn more and England Hockey’s Inclusion, Diversity and Compliance click below to access the dedicated page on the England Hockey website: