Safeguarding and Welfare
Everyone in Athletics has a part to play in safeguarding children and adults at risk, Welsh 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.
James Williams, CEO
Who to contact with a Safeguarding Concern:
IF YOUR CONCERN IS URGENT (immediate harm to a child or adult at risk), please contact the police by dialing 999 or 101.
If there are welfare concerns, about a child or adult at risk, not immediate danger contact social services. Use the local authority finder for relevant social services Find your local authority | GOV.WALES
Carl Williams is our Lead Safeguarding Officer, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any issue related to child protection, please contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07792 242153
If you wish to report a safeguarding concern to UKA use the referral platform: https://www.uka.org.uk/submit-a-concern/
Sue Wilson is the designated person/lead child protection officer at UKA and can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com or telephone on 07785 592860
Policies and Procedures
- UKA Safeguarding Regulations 2023
- UKA Safeguarding Toolkit
- UKA Child Safeguarding Policy 2023
- UKA Child Safeguarding Procedures 2023
- UKA Child Safeguarding Process Map 2023
- UKA Photographic Policy Guidance for Athletics Clubs and Venues
- UKA Overnight trips and International Travel
- UKA Social Media and Digital Communication Guidance for Clubs
- UKA Social Media and Digital Communication with Young People Policy and Standards for Staff and Volunteers
- UKA Guidance on appropriate levels of supervision during athletics and running activities
- Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures
- UKA Coach Licence Terms & Conditions
- WA Coach Licence Terms & Conditions August 2023
- WA Officials Licence Terms & Conditions August 2023
- WA Disciplinary Rules & Procedures
- UKA Safeguarding T2 FAQs for Coaches, Coaching Assistants & Leaders
- UKA/Welsh Athletics Code of Conduct
- UKA Safeguarding Video
- UKA Overnight Trips & International Travel
- WA Transgender Athlete Eligibility FAQs
Mandatory Training - First Aid Guidance
- Coach & Leader First Aid Guidance 2023
- Mandatory Training PPT UKA Q&A/First Aid Insurance Scenarios
- Club/Group Mandatory Training Considerations
- First Aid Training Coach and Leaders FAQ
- UKA Risk Assessment Template
- Codes of Practice Guidance
- First Aid Kit Guidance
- Safety Infographic
If you have any other queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been an update to the Club Welfare Officer training. The Club Welfare Officer training has replaced the previous Time2Listen course. The previous Time to listen course remains valid for 3 years from the time of completion.
Prior to booking on to the Club Welfare course all Club Welfare officers must first complete the Safeguarding in Athletics Online Modules. The course cost is £10. Book the course here.
Welsh Athletics are providing a Club Welfare Officer Time to Listen course, see available dates below:
Please ensure that if you have a new Club welfare officer, or if your Club welfare officer has not completed the course, that they book on as this is a required part of affiliation.
The Club Welfare Officer training Online course will be carried out in a Virtual Classroom setting and is aimed at all nominated Club Welfare Officers. The cost of the Club Welfare Officer training is £35.
This course will provide Club Welfare Officer’s with extensive safeguarding training to assist them with undertaking their role within an Athletics setting. There will be an opportunity to consider your role and responsibilities within an Athletics, sporting context and ensure that you are familiar with sport specific reporting processes that apply to the sport, this is vital information whilst occupying the role.
Whilst Welsh Athletics appreciate that some Club Welfare Officers will be trained and experienced in Child Protection/Safeguarding/Adults at Risk, issues from other sectors such as education or health to name a few, WA have decided to opt for consistency across Wales to ensure that all our Club Welfare Officers have attended the same level of training as a minimum. This is set out in the mandatory Club Standards upon club affiliation. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy when it comes to safeguarding and we thank our clubs and club welfare officers for supporting this approach too, to ensure our club environments and our sport is as safe as possible in Wales.
Safeguarding 'quick links' list: