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;
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.
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