Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club takes the welfare of its members very seriously. We are obliged through our affiliation to UK Athletics and England Athletics to implement the policies and procedures that they have established.
We encourage all members to familiarise themselves with the Codes of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies as part of their agreement when they sign up as members of GYDAC.
Codes of Conduct
The purpose of the codes are to explain:
– What behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable
– The standards of practice expected
– The basis for challenging and improving practise
Download the Codes of Conduct Booklet
The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) will listen confidentially to any issue that may arise, and endeavour to support your individual needs and wellbeing. If you have any queries or concerns, we encourage you to contact our Club Welfare Officer and discuss your concern(s) directly with them. The current Club Welfare Officer is Lucinda Bullimore and she is available to offer help and advice.
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Welfare – what it means
The Club aims to create an environment where you feel safe and are able to participate in club events without being subject to any form of harassment, bullying, verbal or physical abuse or excessive pressure.
Welfare covers a wide range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equality, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievance matters. The Club’s Codes of Conduct and procedures for dealing with child protection concerns and other welfare issues are in line with those outlined in the UKA Welfare and Child Protection policy which we have adopted; this can be viewed here.
Welfare – what we expect from our members
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all those who participate in club activities. If you deem the actions of a member towards another member to be inappropriate, please discuss your concerns with a member of the committee or contact the Club Welfare Officer (CWO) directly so the committee can discuss any action (if any) that needs to be taken.
If your concern is urgent, please contact the police by dialling 999 or 101.
You can also submit a concern via the online referral form to UK Athletics.
The purpose of these policies is to demonstrate the commitment of UK Athletics and the four Home Counties Athletics Federations to build a safer future in athletics for everyone.
Download the Child Safeguarding Policy
Download the Adult Safeguarding Policy
These procedures detail the steps to be taken when a concern is raised that a child or an adult involved in athletics and related activities, is at risk of or is experiencing harm. They should be implemented with reference to the two above policies.
Download the Child Safeguarding Procedures
Download the Adult Safeguarding Procedures
These regulations are the principle governing action or procedure in relation to the above policies and procedures
Download the Safeguarding Regulations
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