KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
SAFETY AND WELFARE ISSUES
Chelmsford Hockey Club has an excellent reputation for safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of its youth members. In order to maintain these standards it is vital that parents take full responsibility, make a mutual commitment and play a full role together with the managers, coaching staff and adult members for maintaining this. Chelmsford Hockey Club adopts all the recommended health, safety and welfare guidelines from England Hockey. This includes:
All managers and coaches are expected to adhere to the principles and practices outlined in these documents. As part of their training, all managers and coaches should be given child protection awareness training. Copies of all of these policies are available from the Junior Coaching Co-ordinators at England Hockey or from http://www.englandhockey.co.uk.
REPORTING PARENTAL CONCERNS
If at any time you have concerns about the health, safety or welfare of your child whilst s/he is involved with Chelmsford Hockey Club then you must report it immediately to the coaching staff. If you do not feel able to discuss it with the coaching staff then you may report it directly to the club’s Child Protection Officer. In accordance with the guidelines from England Hockey she is available to parents and will listen to them and then deal appropriately with reported concerns.
Chelmsford Hockey Club’s Child Protection Officer is Rosie Maxey 01245 248140
If there is an allegation or disclosure of abuse or neglect against an adult then the CPO will decide the appropriate actions, which may include:
For further information regarding child welfare issues please contact the England Hockey Child Welfare Officer by phoning 01906 544612 and asking for Alison Hogg or emailing her at email@example.com.
GOING HOME PROCEDURES
It must be remembered that hockey is a sport played through the Winter season, often in adverse weather conditions. Therefore: