Welfare Resources and Forms

SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE RESOURCES AND FORMS

There are a range of supporting documents that might be useful to clubs, coaches, officials  parents and volunteers, they can be downloaded below.

Codes of Conduct
We have produced some templates for codes of conduct which can be adopted by clubs or adapted as necessary to meet their needs. The codes of conduct cover athletes, coaches, officials, parents, clubs and sports therapists. All codes of conducts for Athletics clubs; coaches; officials; athletes; parents/carers; team managers; contractors and track managers; medical support; and welfare officer details can be found below:

1, Code of Conduct for Athletics Clubs;
2. Code of Conduct for Coaches;
3. Code of Conduct for Technical Officials;
4. Code of Conduct for Athletes;
5. Code of Conduct for parents/people with parental responsibility;
6. Code of Conduct for Team Managers;
7. Code of Conduct for Contractors, Employees, Volunteers or Track Managers;
8. Code of Conduct for medical officers, physiotherapists, masseurs;

Anti-Bullying Policy
There is a template anti-bullying policy which clubs can adapt and adopt for their own use as necessary (click here for the policy).

Volunteer Recruitment Form
Clubs are advised that it is good practice to ask volunteers to complete a volunteer recruitment form and to obtain references for all club volunteers. This form should be used especially for volunteers where they may not require a DBS check but it is important for the club to verify their background. The form can also be used for volunteers who are under 18 years old and therefore cannot be subject to DBS checks. Please see the Volunteer Application Form below.

EQUALITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Welsh Athletics is committed to making Athletics available to everyone. Everyone should be free to participate in Athletics regardless of their race, ability, religion, gender, sexuality or age.
Wales has a diverse population - not all have an equitable representation in Athletics.
Everyone should have the opportunity to participate at recreational and competitive levels and to progress to an elite level in Athletics. We know participating in sport improves community relationships and the general health of the population.  Sport Wales to support us have provided all National Governing Bodies with Equality Standards to meet, we have achieved Foundation and we are fully committed to achieving Preliminary IN 2014.
The Welsh Athletics updated Equality Policy can be downloaded here XXXXX
What are we doing ………
•Through reviewing all the information we have, and collecting further information through surveys and questionnaires, we want to better understand our sport, who participates and where. This will enable is to plan our activities and resources to address inequalities in our sport.
•We have in our strategic plan outlined our commitment to encourage more women and girls to take part and get involved in Athletics
•We are supporting the UKA programme to increase the numbers of female coaches
•We are exploring was to increase opportunities and participation for ethnic minorities in Wales
•We are working with Disability Sport Wales to increase opportunities for disabled participants in our sport. To do this we are working towards the INSport Programme
INSport is a 4 stage award programme, led by Disability Sport Wales designed to support National Governing Bodies to open the sport up to disabled people, in terms of participation, coaching, volunteering, officiating and employment opportunities.
Athletics was proud to part of the pilot programme and now is working towards achieving Bronze in 2014

Club Welfare Officer Roles and responsibilities

This is a guidance document which sets out the general responsibilities of the club welfare officer and the athletics club in relation to welfare issues.

Welfare within an Athletics Club

Within an athletics club ALL club officers and committee members have responsibility to uphold the welfare policies and procedures, to adhere to good practice and to respond to any suspected breaches.

To affiliate to Welsh Athletics every athletics club appoints at least one welfare officer (preferably two – one male and one female in larger clubs).

The Welfare Officer’s role is to advise and support the club officers and committee to implement welfare policies and procedures, to respond to any concerns regarding child protection and to ensure that all coaches/officials/volunteers have completed DBS and Independent Safeguarding Authority checks as required.

The Welfare Officer should have attended Safeguarding and Protecting Children Training or  recognized Child protection Awareness Training,   and Time to Listen Training for Club Welfare Officers within the last 3 years. Information about this training and advice, support and information about the welfare responsibilities of athletics clubs and welfare officers can be obtained from the Welsh Athletics Welfare Lead Officer or here

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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