Safeguarding and Protecting Young People

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England Hockey believes that all young people involved in hockey have a fundamental right to be protected so that they can enjoy the sport free from all forms of abuse and exploitation. It therefore seeks to help protect and promote the welfare of all young people in hockey by having in place clear policies and guidance for its affiliated clubs and associations and all others involved in the sport. England Hockey views all those within hockey as part of the Hockey Family. This includes all clubs, associations, other organisations and individuals with any involvement at any level. The England Hockey believes that all members of the Hockey Family have responsibilities to help protect young people and the England Hockey has developed this Safeguarding and Protecting Young People policy to help ensure that this happens. Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people. Safeguarding is a term used to incorporate good practice and is wider than “Child Protection”. Child protection is still an essential element of this policy and is about acting on concerns about a young person or individual. This policy has been formulated in accordance with guidance from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and in line with Government guidance.

For more information, please visit the following link: Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey

What can we do as a club?

In the event that a young person discloses any safeguarding issue then the following form needs to be completed and given to the child welfare officer:

Alternatively if you are a player and wish to disclose any concern then you can send an e-mail direct to the child welfare officer by click on the link below:

Heidi Pickard