RHAC Athlete Welfare

Welfare

In accordance with the NGB (UK Athletics) guidelines, we aim to meet all required standards and policies to ensure the safeguarding & protection of all children and vulnerable adults.
To achieve this we have:-

• Achieved Clubmark Accreditation in 2007 and 2012,
• Issued Codes or Conduct for coaches, volunteers, parents and athletes,
• Appointed Club Welfare Officers (CWO),
• Funded training where required for CWOs and Officials.

jacquibrowne@hotmail.com aidan_1983@hotmail.com

The Club Welfare Officers


Jacqui Browne Aidan Johnson
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure the welfare of all within the sport. If you witness any incident involving, or are aware of any risks of unacceptable behaviour- please contact Jacqui or Aidan via email, or in person at the club

Our aim is to enable all to enjoy their athletics, and improve their performance. Our club provides a safe and enjoyable environment for all members to improve their health and fitness and to get the opportunity to compete at all levels. We do not expect everyone to win, but we do expect athletes to represent the club in competition, once they are ready to do so. We welcome parents, relatives and parent /guardians at club training sessions, both to support their athletes, and to help out.

We believe we provide a safe environment because we have achieved Clubmark status, which means we have a Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Officers on hand. The club is enjoyable because our focus is on welcoming new young members, and letting them progress at a pace and to a level that suits their ability and ambition.

The club provides the opportunity to receive coaching and participate in competitions. The club caters for all. We will treat everyone equally and fairly, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

We want to ensure that all athletes and members are protected and kept safe from harm while they are with managers, coaches and officials in our club. We do this by:-
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory or unacceptable behaviour. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated by the club, and will be handled in accordance with our discipline procedures.

The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, officials and parents/guardians should, at all times, show respect to others
As a member of the club, we ask that you:-