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SAFEGUARDING - REPORTING

Hockey Wales is committed to making Hockey a safe sport for all its members and we will ensure you have the right tools to make sure we can keep the game safe and fun.

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HW Young People Policy

HW Adult Policy

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REPORTING CONCERNS

If you are concerned about the way a coach, leader, umpire, volunteer or another player is treating you or someone you know, just remember there is always someone available who can help you.

If you have a concerns and believe the matter is serious or urgent, please contact NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or contact the Police/Children’s Services straight away.

It’s vital that you talk to your parent or carer or your Club Welfare Officer who is there to help you with any situation. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them in person then you can always visit the NSPCC website and e-mail them for help and support.

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DEALING WITH PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

It is important that unacceptable behaviour is dealt with quickly and appropriately. Therefore it is essential that people know where to go if they want to report a concern or incident.

Clubs and associations should use their own procedures to resolve straightforward issues locally and informally where possible.

Hockey Wales already has a number of ways in which poor behaviour and breaches of policy are dealt with.

There are regulations in place to deal with concerns or incidents involving match day misconduct, safeguarding and protecting young people and doping offences, as detailed below:

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Copies of all the regulations are available here

Everyone is bound by Hockey Wales’ Regulations and clubs and associations have a responsibility to make their members aware of them.

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Hockey Wales is the trading name of The Welsh Hockey Union Ltd (Co reg no. 04891518 incorporated on 8 September 2003) which is a company limited by guarantee. The Registered address is Welsh Hockey Union Ltd, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW.