Kent AC takes the welfare and wellbeing of its members very seriously. We are obliged through our affiliation to various governing bodies to implement the policies and procedures that they have established.
The club has two welfare officers who will listen confidentially* to any issue that may arise, and endeavour to support your individual needs and wellbeing (including child members and their parent/legal guardian). If you have any queries or concerns, we encourage you to contact one of the welfare officers below and discuss your concern directly with them.
* In order to provide the support for your needs and wellbeing, the information shared with a Welfare Officer may be shared with other Welfare Officers and/or the Committee, but only on a need to know basis. Exceptions are also made, for example if you may present a danger of violence to others; or if there is a reasonable suspicion that you are likely to harm yourself unless protective measures are taken. This may include contacting the relevant authority e.g Police, Social Services or EA. For your protection.
Welfare – what it means
The Club aims to create an environment where you feel safe and are able to participate in club events without being subject to any form of harassment, bullying, verbal or physical abuse or excessive pressure.
Welfare covers a wide range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equality, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievance matters. The Club’s Codes of Conduct and procedures for dealing with child protection concerns, other welfare issues or grievances are detailed on this website.
Welfare – what we expect from our members
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all those who participate in club events.
- Complaints & Grievance Procedure
- Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
- UK Athletics – Coach Code of Practice
- UK Athletics – Athlete Code of Conduct
- Health & Safety Policy Statement
- GDPR Policy Statement