Welfare and Safeguarding of Children

We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment by:

  • Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from abuse
  • Ensuring that all our coaches are appropriately qualified with UK Athletics and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care.
  • Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse, providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.
  • Appointing Welfare Officers who will take specific responsibility for child protection and act as a point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.
  • Ensuring that access to confidential information is restricted to the Welfare Officers or the appropriate external authorities.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection Policy and activities regularly.

Our Welfare Officers are Bill Lord and Jackie Bainbridge. They may be contacted as follows:

  • Ask in the office at the Meres Stadium on coaching nights
  • Jackie Bainbridge – email:
  • Bill Lord – email:


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