Welfare

Welfare

Our sport relies on the voluntary contributions of many people, including coaches, team managers, organisers and, of course, the athletes themselves. Training and races happen both on sunny and windy, wet days and there are occasions both when things go well and when things go badly.
We want all contributions to be both positive and valued, and while there are sometimes disappointments, these are often the best times to learn how to do things better.
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure not only the safety and wellbeing of athletes, but also the welfare of all those who contribute to our sport. To this end, we have adopted a number of policies and codes of conduct, as described below.
If you identify an issue of concern, please contact one of our welfare officers promptly:

The Club’s Welfare Officers are Lizzy Smith and Jim Murphy, who can be contacted at welfare@westburyharriers.co.uk

 If this is not possible, or not satisfactory, the England Athletics policy for reporting welfare issues can be found here.
https://www.englandathletics.org/clubs-and-facilities/club-support-services/club-welfare/club-safeguarding-and-disciplinary-processes/

Welfare Policies

Westbury Harriers’ ‘default’ Codes of Conduct and other Policies are those produced by the national governing body, UK Athletics, and published on their website:
These policies include Codes of Conduct for Athletes, Coaches and Parents etc.
We review these policies as an ongoing activity, and occasionally produce our own supplementary policies.
 

Supplementary Westbury Harriers Policies

These policies have been recently reviewed, and are in addition to those provided by UK Athletics as above.
 

Historic Policies

Before UK Athletics published a set of policies suitable for direct club adoption, we had a number of our own documents. The following Club Policies have not been recently reviewed by us:

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