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.
Everyone has the right to have fun in a safe, secure environment at any time before, during and after any Hockey activity, training or at competitions. Nobody should be made to feel unhappy or uneasy when taking part in Hockey. This goes against the very nature of what we are trying to achieve.
Hockey Wales is the National Governing Body for hockey, and it is our responsibility to ensure that children know and understand just how safe and fun hockey can and should be. Each member of Hockey Wales and anyone involved in Hockey has a duty of care to assist in ensuring that our sport is seen to be a safe environment for all the family.
In the event of any query or for further information regarding Safeguarding please contact our Lead Safeguarding Officer on 07397 374 242 or via email to email@example.com
CLUB WELFARE OFFICERS (CWO)
In accordance with Hockey Wales’ affiliation criteria, every club that offers junior hockey activity must be supported with a registered Club Welfare Officer.
Each club must make this officer known to all members of the hockey club, with appropriate contact details readily available so any children or parents/carers know who to contact with any concerns.
As part of our ongoing promise to ensure complete safety, all CWO’s will have to have completed a Time To Listen course by September 2015. We stage these courses throughout the year and you can check for course information here.
Furthermore, it is good practise for coaches and volunteers to be aware of all safeguarding issues and the scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course supports these people. For more information please see below:
CPSU - TIME TO LISTEN (TTL)
SCUK - KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN SPORT
Additional useful links include:
SCUK - SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN
ALL WALES CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES