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 & Welfare & Safeguarding Lead

Who to contact if you have any questions or concerns:


IF YOUR CONCERN IS URGENT…

Please contact the police by dialing 999 or 101 as well as notifying the Local Authority Designated Officer (contact details on individual Unitary Authority websites (Social Services). Then contact either Steve or Angus by SUBMITTING A CONCERN via the referral platform: https://www.uka.org.uk/submit-a-concern/

Our Chief Executive Officer is currently fulfilling the role of 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 safeguardingandwelfare@welshathletics.org or by telephone on 07864 613666

UKA Welfare Officer: At the national (UK) level, the designated person/lead child protection officer is Angus Macdonald who can be contacted via e-mail at amacdonald@uka.org.uk or telephone on  07920 532552


Policies and Procedures


Club Welfare Officer Support:


Advice around how to deal with, manage and report safeguarding concerns can be found in the Policies and Procedures above. Advice and support around managing other concerns (non-safeguarding) at Clubs can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link below:

Regional Safeguarding Contacts:


Training Opportunites:

IF YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR DBS: https://www.welshathletics.org/en/page/dbs

Young Athlete Support:


If you are concerned about yourself OR a friend you should firstly speak to your Club Welfare Officer 

Policies:

You can also contact:


Athletes and Parents:

Policies:

Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers:

Policies:

Training Opportuinies:


Safeguarding 'quick links' list: